Originally Posted by Maxflier
Why would someone who has an HD DVD player care about getting the SD version too? The hybrids are aimed at people who don't have HD DVD yet, not the ones who do.
So, you're saying that all of us that OWN HD DVD players are screwed! They don't care about us. They want to offer a "combo" disc for those that DON'T own an HD DVD player yet, so they can watch the movie now and, down the road, when the GET an HD DVD player, it will work on it too.
Oh. . . good thinking. In the meantime, all of those that OWN an HD DVD player will HAVE to buy the combo disk because they offer no stand-alone HD version.
If they are truly aiming these combo disks at the non HD DVD owners, then why not ALSO offer a stand alone HD DVD? They offer a stand alone SD DVD.
Personally, I doubt very many non HD DVD owners are buying the combo disks. Really! Those that don't own an HD DVD player are just buying the SD version for $15 at Wal-mart. Why would they spend $38 on a disc because they "might" buy an HD DVD player in the future.
Doesn't make any sense to me and goes against logic.