Originally Posted by Brad1963
HD DVD will end up being the equal to SONY's UMD movies. They are still being produced and sold but will never take off. The Warner decision pretty much killed HD DVD's chance of any advancement. Uni and Par really need to get real now and show support for BLU RAY. I support both formats but did wish for HD DVD's success.
True, but once the shock is over with I think people will realize that Blu-ray may still lose out and end up Niche status.
There won't be many more BOGOS for Blu-ray disks. You can forget about the player prices coming down any time soon, and DVD still looks really good upconverted on all but the biggest screens.
That said I'll still buy a couple titles in HD DVD if the companies follow through and produce them. Sweeney Todd and I Am Legend both come to mind.
When profile 2.0 players reach $100.00 I'll consider buying, until then, I'm happy to continue buying DVDs and playing them on my very nice upconverting HD DVD player that I bought for $129.00 which is in-line with the Oppo upconverting players.
I have no regrets, and still believe HD DVD was the better choice for quicker mass adoption because it was more consumer friendly.
Region coding and BD+ just suck IMO and I won't be investing into those technologies until it's clear that DVD is dead (which may be NEVER).
We also still have to consider that downloads may replace Blu before they even have a chance to get anywhere. With Netflix being charged .17 cents more per disk mailing by the post office, they will be looking to push downloads more and disk rentals less in the coming year.