Originally Posted by dawziecat Should I return my HD DVD Player?
Seems to me that these "should I return my HD DVD" threads gather a lot of replies from dyed in the wool fanatics with thousands of dollars invested in a failing format that they (very understandably!) are loathe to see perish. Now, I appreciate that not all the "I'm keeping mine" replies are of this nature but many are.
I feel their pain . . . but their advice is both self-serving and wrong-headed. You are NOT in their situation.
If you are asking this question, two things are pretty evident:
1/ you can still do so and . . .
2/ you pretty much already know the answer.
Advice from entrenched HD DVD owners, with everything to lose, is just not what you need to read, as it is totally irrelevant to your situation.
I was able to return my player . . . and did so with great haste after the Warner announcement. So much of the advice proffered on this forum comes from people who can not . . . and from people with hundreds of dollars invested in movies that can't be returned either.
Why would you listen to them?
I make no claim to prescience as to the ultimate fate of HD DVD but it seems a singularly poor time to jump into this format.
I am not sure what I would do if I owned a player that could not be returned or if I owned a whole bunch of movies on HD DVD. Grin and bear it, I guess and enjoy my movies best as I can.
But, buy into this format now?
Take your player back and wait it out a bit.