I purchased a Toshiba HD-A30 shortly before the format war ended (around November 2007) and was bummed when HD-DVD lost. I took advantage of the sales on Amazon and Fry's (especially since Amazon sent me $50 store credit as a condolence for the the death of the format). I stopped after buying only about 40 titles because I didn't want to be left in the dark if my HD-DVD player crapped out. I didn't feel like buying a backup player to keep a dead format on life support, so now I own pretty much everything I had on HD-DVD on BD.
ht Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Monitor Audio: Silver RX6, RX Centre, Radius 90HD; Martinlogan Dynamo 700, Marantz SR5006, PS3, Oppo BDP-103D
2ch Marantz PM8004, Sony BDP-S1000ES, JVC T-X3 tuner, Monitor Audio Silver RX1, REL T3, Apple TV, Peachtree Audio DAC•iT
lr Panasonic 50ST60, Sony BDP-S5100