Man, I think I will wait for the Sammy (which probably guarantees me nothing but a different set of problems ). Even then, I am glad I have an HTPC with dual drive to go to if that does not work with a disc. It looks like at this point no one player (and by that I mean ANY HD player - including HTPC, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray - not just combos) can be sure to play a given disc. A sad state of affairs and pretty pathetic if they expect folks to adopt any HD disc format. It is bad enough that they are expensive, worse that none of them can be depended upon. If the well-informed guys and gals on this forum are having trouble, can you imagine the frustration of an HD Disc newbie?!
Gonna be a lot of returned HD-DVD, Blu-ray, and (if they are released), combo players after Christmas, as well as some of the problematic discs! Serves 'em right if they can't get this stuff to work as advertised.
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