Originally Posted by suffolk112000
Combo's could have been a good thing. Lets face it. If they didn't cost $10 more than the average HD-DVD and the fact that it is obvious that they are not as reliable as other non combo HD-DVD's, combo's would be welcomed with open arms. But for what ever the reason, Toshiba can't seem to get its act together with them.
Where the combo's could be good, (if they get them more reliable) is to package the HD version with the SD version and offer no other alternatives to those without a HD player but to buy the combo version.
Combo's are a good thing. Some people have had issues but for the majority there's no issue at all. It isn't about futureproofing, it's about extending the legs of all the current DVD players you already own. Most households have at least 3 or more at this point.
I'd like to hear less problems from people about combos, but this is a forum and people with problems are more vocal than those who don't.
I do agree about the combo only SD release being a powerful marketing option, but only if HD DVD prices, combos in particular get closer to average DVD prices.
Back on the topic, I'm picking up Bourne Ult. tomorrow. I'll post any problems if I see them.