BJ's Wholesale Clubs Said to Offer Only Blu-ray Discs in Stores

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BJ's Wholesale Clubs Said to Offer Only Blu-ray Discs in Stores

07/31/2007
NATICK, Mass. -- BJ's Wholesale Club reportedly will no longer carry high-definition (HD) DVDs on its shelves, replacing them with Blu-ray Discs by the fourth quarter.

Citing unnamed sources at BJ's and Hollywood studios, trade publication Video Business reported that the retailer would carry the Blu-ray format exclusively at all 170 of its stores, although it continues to offer both formats on its Web site.

Blu-ray was developed to permit recording, rewriting and playback of HD video, in addition to the storing of large amounts of data, according to the Blu-ray Web site. The format offers over five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs.

BJ's is the third retailer, after Target and Blockbuster, to beef up the presence and support of Blu-ray in stores. Both Target and Blockbuster say they'll keep carrying HD DVD movies to some degree, though.