I requested my 51g thread be closed since it was getting off topic.
So, I got a reply from Toshiba today. I sent them an email last night.
I just want to bring HAPPINESS, JOY, and PEACE to all current HDDVD owners.
Here it is, fasten your seatbelts!!!
Thanks for writing!
The Triple layer is still in the planning mode, But once they do come out yes your player will be able to play them.
For further assistance, please write back or call our Customer Solutions Department at 1-800-631-3811. They are available Mon-Fri, 8AM to 7PM Central time.
Toshiba Customer Service
I obfuscated the name of the Tech Support person that replied to me.
and my email
Date: 1/23/2008 4:19:17 PM
Subject: TACP Web Email: Product Related Question
Submitted from TACP Web Site on 1/23/2008 at 2:18:43 PM
Hi. I currenlty have HD-A2 which I bought in November 2007. I upgraded the firmware last night to version 2.8 and everything went well. Anyways, I heard about the Triple Layer 51gig. Would my HD-A2 be able to read this disc or do I need to buy a new HDDVD player? Thanks, Ronneil
BAM!!! MidnightWatcher, you must be one of Toshiba's technical support!!! You are the man!!!
So guys, let's rejoice!!!!!!!!!!