They’re Here! 4K Blu-ray Discs Go On Sale Early at Best Buy
It’s not easy for brick-and-mortar retailers to find ways to upstage the e-commerce giant that is Amazon. But you’ve got to give it up to the folks at Best Buy who stole some of the online retailer’s thunder this week.
For the past few weeks, Amazon has had certain 4K Blu-ray titles—The Martian, Chappie, Fantastic Four, among many others—available on its website but only for pre-order with an expected delivery date of early March. But, just a few short days after the first-ever 4K Blu-ray player went on sale earlier than expected, the big-box consumer electronics retailer decided to take a similar strategy with the content developed specifically for that platform.
According to a member of the CNET team who ventured into a local Best Buy, the company has already started selling those 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs two weeks prior to their expected arrival. And, what’s more, the posted retail price for the 4K Blu-ray movies is lower than that of the regularly-priced 1080p Blu-rays—and these 4K packages include copies of those same 1080p versions…