Fred Meyer Expands Blu-ray Section, Now Bigger Than Wal-Mart’s

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on March 18, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Retailers

During a trip to our local Fred Meyer, we noticed they had greatly expanded their Blu-ray movie section. Previously they had about the same space as the smaller Target stores. Now the section is 18 discs X 5 discs (some duplicates), and is larger than all the Wal-Mart stores in the area. They do still have a few HD DVD titles left in stock (mostly recent new releases).


The prices are on par with Target/Best Buy/Circuit City, i.e. not the best deal to be had. We are glad to see retailers are expanding their Blu-ray sections, as we want J6P to see Blu-ray wherever DVDs are sold.

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5 Responses to “Fred Meyer Expands Blu-ray Section, Now Bigger Than Wal-Mart’s”

  1. DS2 on March 18th, 2008 3:37 pm

    You guys should change your site name to:




    or something similar. I guess I’m being a bit snarky, but let’s face it…it’s over, and over as in done. Toshiba didn’t even bother with a last hurrah.

    Yeah, Blu now has to contend with SD, but that’s not even an argument, let alone a war…it’s an ironic conundrum. The same companies that support Blu HD must also continue to support SD.

    It’s kinda like reporting on a boxing match with only one participant hitting himself over and over, but only so hard that he never gets hurt…

  2. Bigdmelt12 on March 18th, 2008 8:24 pm

    then dont come to the site…i enjoy hearing this kind of stuff and dont need snub comments from people like you hating. i am an hd dvd supporter and still like this news…so go somewhere else

  3. Jesterrace on March 18th, 2008 8:48 pm

    Back on topic, this is absolutely nothing to cheer about given the fact that anyone with at least 25 titles on Blu-Ray has a bigger selection than Wal-Mart. So it really doesn’t mean much.

  4. Belard on March 18th, 2008 11:29 pm

    Well… it IS kind of FUNNY that since Toshiba has pulled out of HD-DVD… that they say “ah screw it – nobody needs HD anyway, just awsome SD upconversion!”

    er… then why even bother with HD-DVD to begin with IF SD-UP was always just as good?

    The amount of picture data between DVD and HD(blu or Red) is severe. (350,000 pixels vs 2,000,000+ pixels) Cannot create what is not there… so Toshiba manta is the same as the rest of RED… naaa… don’t need it.

  5. DS2 on March 19th, 2008 2:56 pm


    Go ahead and tell me what I’m “hating.” I admitted to being snarky about the state of the so-called Format War.

    Don’t you think you are doing the hating by telling me to leave?

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