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WALMART STORES TO CONVERT DISCS TO DIGITAL

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday gave reporters a preview of its Disc to Digital service, which allows owners of DVDs to bring their favorite discs to a Walmart outlet and, if they can be matched with the titles of some 4,000 titles to which Walmart has secured rights, they’ll be able to stream them online to their computers, settop boxes, or mobile devices. Walmart will then stamp them on the label side so that they cannot be passed on to someone else who wants to do the same thing. The “conversion” costs $2.00 per disc for standard definition; $5.00 for HDTV. Five major studios are participating in the service — Disney, which is developing a similar service called KeyChest, is the notable exception. The Disc to Digital service is scheduled to launch on Monday, April 16.