It's NOT sound advice to sell it now. You got a great deal on a nice HD player and soon (if things work like all the "experts" here say) you will be getting really great deals on media. There are 400 titles on HD-DVD and more coming, plus whatever imports you are interested in. Unless you already have a way to play blu discs or have the disposable $300-$400 for a player, I say enjoy the fire sale =)
I understand that I got a great deal on my A2, but I own just three HD DVD titles and that makes it a little hard to justify keeping it. Even if there are 400 titles for HD DVD on the way, that doesn't mean all of them will be great, HD or SD.
I definitely won't be spending $300-$400 to go BD just to sit and wait for Uni and Para to go BD (if they end up switching). If the stalemate prolongs and combo players come down in price, I'll bite. If HD DVD has a miraculous recovery then eventually I should be able to re-buy an HD DVD player for $100.
Yikes. Got the amazon visa last week. Just spent another $300 on movies today. Most of them $15.
Prices on the players comming down $50 across the 3rd gen line. Might pick up another one for another backup. Two backups.
Bestbuy is still selling the A35 for $499 and the A30 for $399. I just had them replace my HD-A1 with an A35 since I had the extended warranty. Now I need to sell the A35 or try and return it for a store credit since I already have an A2, XA2, and an A35.
53TB unRAID2--36TB unRAID3--32TB unRAID1a LED DLP
But remember that standard dvd was very expensive back then.
Yep it was, RW DL dvds have just now gotten to a somewhat reasonable price.
Also when DVD was starting out 10gb was an impossibly large for a HardDrive, tape backups and zipdisks were the rage. Now usb and big flashdrives (or flash like drives from the look of them) can do the backing up for a fraction of the cost and a tenth of the space.
My fist computer that had a DVD player built cost a fortune (For me at the time) and had less than a 4gb Hard Drive, next computer I bought had no dvd drive but a 10 Gb hard drive, computer after that had a decadent 40gb
Now we can get a 1Tb external HD I don't know we even have enough to justify using it. Of course I remember when 1gb was considered huge and "you'll never fill it up", that was a few years before windows 98 or ME. Windows 95 on floppies anyone?