Raiders Of The Lost Walmart: Old Crap Isn’t As Useless As it Seems

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart: Old Crap Isn’t As Useless As it Seems

Sometimes, the items that the Raiders of the Lost Walmart dig up aren’t quite as useless as they seem. They’re still pretty terrible, and the odds are very poor that a person who uses the obsolete video or gaming system required is going to walk in the door. But they’re not quite as useless or obsolete as many of the items we feature in this series. [More]

This Harry Potter Blu-Ray Set Requires A HD-DVD Player

This Harry Potter Blu-Ray Set Requires A HD-DVD Player

Best Buy is still selling a defective Harry Potter Blu-Ray set that contains a HD-DVD version of the Goblet of Fire. The bumbled bundles were first discovered in 2007, but reader Bill found one sitting on a Best Buy shelf in Grand Junction, CO.

Circuit City Extends Return Window For Suddenly Obsolete HD DVD Players

Circuit City Extends Return Window For Suddenly Obsolete HD DVD Players

Circuit City, which has a usual 30-day return policy, is allowing customers who purchased HD DVD players to return them for store credit. The policy doesn’t apply to HD DVD movie discs.

The Format War Is Over, HD-DVD Surrenders!

The Format War Is Over, HD-DVD Surrenders!

A Toshiba insider claims that the company will abandon its HD-DVD format, yielding the next-generation DVD format war to Sony’s competing Blu-ray technology. So now that the war is over you should run out and buy a new Blu-ray player, right? Not so fast.

http://consumerist.com/2008/01/17/correction-a-panasonic-fat-cat/

Correction: A Panasonic fat cat (and probably also a big wig) wrote in to let us know that Panasonic does indeed make a Blu-ray player that can play 1.1 Blu-ray discs: “The current Panasonic model available (DMP-BD30) is based on version 1.1 (BonusView) and capable of playing Blu-ray discs offering…

Buyers Beware: Current Blu-ray Players Won't Correctly Play Future Discs

Buyers Beware: Current Blu-ray Players Won't Correctly Play Future Discs

After the past week, it seems more and more likely that Blu-ray will be the movie disc format of the future.

http://consumerist.com/2007/10/24/theres-still-no-decisive/

There’s still no decisive victory in the high-def format wars, but here are the current standings: Sony’s Blu-ray outsold HD-DVD in the U.S. by a 2-to-1 margin for the first 3 quarters of 2007, but analysts say the trend could reverse in these last few months due to high-profile titles (like “Transformers”) being released in high-def exclusively on HD-DVD. The verdict? It’s still either format’s game. [Reuters]