JLS24, help me out, recover from what? what did I miss? was there some type of announcement?
BTW, I have an XA2 also. I bought it to be my last SD DVD player I would ever need. It's widely accepted as the absolute best upscaling player.....SD DVD's look fantastic. So, if HD DVD does die, you will have the best DVD player available, and will still have a library of great looking titles on HD DVD.
If BD wins this thing, it could be a long time if ever, before HD DVD titles are put on BD.........Lot of life left in your XA2 in my opinion.
I'm almost where you are. I'm not ready to pull the trigger on BD yet. I'm waiting on the Denon player to come out with the Realta processor. If they do it right(include bit stream AND decode of both advanced multi-channel audio streams, ethernet connection, etc)
I agree with others, the BD30 is the one to have IF you have an AVR that will decode. has a really, really goofy remote though. strange coming from Panasonic.