Originally Posted by Osirus23
Only if they stop selling pure DVDs. I fail to see how this gimmick will entice anyone to adopt BDs.
I can see this working...lots of families have DVD systems in their vehicle. To my knowledge, BD players are not offered in vehicles. So this enables them to buy one disc that can be played both at home in hi-def and in standard-def in the car.
Now, for this to work, the pricing must make sense. As mentioned in a previous post, it's nicer to have two separate discs...one BD that only the adults handle and one DVD that can either stay in the car or that the kids can handle. So the price for one disc should be lower, otherwise I'd rather have two separate discs.
But, assuming no technical difficulties or production cost issues, I can see all the movie companies wanting to get both the SD and HD content on one disc (just to prevent people from giving the DVD to a friend of selling it on e-bay, thus preventing a sale that the movie company might have got).
The devil's in the details. We'll have to see what the costs and compatibility turns out to be.