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Old 01-09-2008, 08:18 PM
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...as HD-DVD fades, so will the dual format player.

With right around one million HD DVD players sold, it is going to be a very slow fade.

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Old 01-09-2008, 10:09 PM
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I disagree. The easiest way for these people to migrate is to simply buy a Bluray player. They already have a player capable of playing HD-DVD's, why would they need another?

In my case, my HD DVD player is the xBox add-on. I always considered this a temporary solution, as one day my xBox will suffer red-ring syndrome and the add-on is as good as a brick when the xBox dies. My intent was to use the add-on as an affordable means of enjoying high definition films until combo players like the Samsung 5000 become not only affordable, but hopefully also Blu-Ray 2.0 compliant.

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In my case, my HD DVD player is the xBox add-on. I always considered this a temporary solution, as one day my xBox will suffer red-ring syndrome and the add-on is as good as a brick when the xBox dies. My intent was to use the add-on as an affordable means of enjoying high definition films until combo players like the Samsung 5000 become not only affordable, but hopefully also Blu-Ray 2.0 compliant.

same with me, i got the cheapest of each(360 addon and 1400) it only cost me 400 as BB gave 4 free in store titles and i got 10 free movies from the rebates. personally i'd wait untill the bd-up5500 drops below $500 or another stable company comes out with a low cost player( i have a toshiba dvd/vcr combo and it does things on its own randomly, like rewinding the tape 45 minutes after i hit stop) that supports the full 2.0 profile.

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