I feel that this player is just a first step. We should see many new players that will play both formats and will include all features. I bet that Samsung and others will do this soon. I would not be surprised of companies like Lite-On also come out with a dual player. The cat has been let out of the bag by LG. We know it can be done and others can and will follow. Look at the DVR- & DVD+ wars. Most people have dual burners in their computers. These dual format burners sell for less than $40. If someone can come out with a dual player for under $500 with most features they should have great success.