So wait, you think because Samsung rebadges Toshiba laptops that this means Samsung's about to go neutral on ...movie formats?
So I suppose because Toshiba helped develop and produce components for the PS3, that means Toshiba's about to go neutral, too, huh? How about BD-backing NEC? Well, they produced drives for HD DVD's first generation, no?
Or Microsoft? I suppose they've gone neutral because VC1 is widely and favorably supported by the entire BD standard.
I mean, please. This thread is actually sadder than the "1/2 off sales mean BD is a big failure while giving away 5 discs for every HD DVD player while cutting 100 off the mainstream and 200 off the high end players a month after release means HD DVD's doing mind-bogglingly-well."
Please stop being desperate.
HD DVD has a lot going for it, but neither the, "We're too good for a 1/2 off sale" or the "Samsung's PC division makes one decision and that means Samsung's all in for HD DVD," really give good reasons for what is positive for HD DVD.
If you want combo, go buy the LG player and lose most of what is great about HD DVD (lossless audio 5.1, menus, full compatibility). Do you really want yet another Blu-ray player hacked to play HD DVD's poorly? By now, there's little point to that. Just buy yourself one of each.
So 1) Samsung's laptops mean nothing at all for its CE division and 2) even if it did, what good would there be to another hamstrung combo player?
I think this thread is pointless.