Originally Posted by superklye
Why not keep the discs you already have and oh, I dunno, enjoy them until a dual-format player comes down to a reasonable price?
Why would any manufacturer invest in designing and supporting HD-DVD players now?
What's important about this announcement is the impact it will have on the public's perception that Blu is the only viable format. This will start a landslide, just as happened when the first announcements came that studios were going to stop releasing prerecorded videos in BetaMax. From that point, the end came almost overnight as all the fence-sitters began to confidently buy VHS.
I expect to see no further announcements of new HD-DVD players, including dual-format players. There just aren't enough copies of HD-DVDs in circulation to make it profitable to make new players, and there won't be very many more.