I've been so vocal to everyone about being determined to wait out the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war that I hate to admit this, but this thread has made me consider buying an HD DVD player.
I have the Sony HDR-HC1 camcorder, too, and being able to burn my edited pieces to HD DVD for quick and easy playback is pretty tempting. Of course, I can do that with the MyHD card and regular DVD media on the computer (which is connected to my home theater projector), so I'll probably keep my vow, but this is a really interesting thread.
Thanks, Aaron, and all the other contributors. This is thought provoking. It has the feel of that time when creating DVDs first looked to be something mere mortals could hope to do (that is, someone with less than a quarter million dollars to spend on DVD authoring hardware and software). But this is HD, and that makes it even more exciting.