Originally Posted by kcmurphy88
Like many blu-ray owners, you miss the point. Analyze this as if you had an HD DVD collection instead, and it was inconvenient to have two players.
No actually I haven't missed the point, but it doesn't surprise me you'd speak without knowing me, or my situation
I owned both a X2 AND a Samsung 1200, the X2 was sold the day after WB made their announcement, the titles have been selling at a somewhat slower pace.
In fact, it was inconvenient to have both players, and I WAS planning to buy the Sammy 5000, mainly for my wife who can't seem to figure out which disc goes in which player. ("now which one takes the brown ray")
I am just glad the Sammy pushed the release date of that player back, as it has saved me money.
As a huge fan of both movies (over 800 DVD's) and HD, I think this is great news for those of us with big enough displays to "need" the resolution of HD.
We have all rolled the dice, and we all knew that eventually one format would have to win out to keep HD disc alive, we also knew it would have to happen sooner than later, because as technology marches on, it won't be many more years and HD downloading will become the format of choice for the masses, which will, or may, send HD disc into niche market status again.
The dual format player will have it's place for a little while, but as HD-DVD fades, so will the dual format player.