Originally Posted by JamesO
I think the real issue is whether people really want HD or not. Most HDTV's aren't even hooked to a high definition source.
I have a feeling that for a lot, perhaps most people, DVD is good enough. They'll never see the benefit of HD DVD or Blu-ray...at least while both are substantially more expensive than DVDs. Perhaps things will change when you can buy new release HD titles at $15 and catalog titles for $10 and less.
For the life of me, I can't understand this logic. Our world is based on change, and progress. How anyone can think that "HD is just a fad", or "it won't catch on", just amazes me.
Walmart has already stated in several months its stores will only sell HD televisions. The switch to HD may not be fast, but it will happen.
To those who may counter with, "people didn't buy higher quality audio formats, why will they want HD?" Bottom line: most people care more about visual quality than audio quality. (this forum excluded, of course.