Originally Posted by cdzie1
I wonder how many HD DVD owners will be watching $15 DVDs up-converted instead of the $30 HD DVD versions the studio could have sold them?
Yeah, I often wonder that myself. Probably if the price of the player was a deciding factor in one's selection, then would that relate to the pricing on the media, I don't know.
Come to think of it, that does create an interesting situation for people with large (or any for that matter) existing DVD titles. Would marketing the hardware as an up converter detract from people purchasing catalog titles on the HD format? I mean, they already spent $15 on the DVD, why another $30 for something that looks better, but instead their price sensitivities might have them go with the "good enough" up convert?
I think Toshiba might need to be careful in how they tote the up converting functionality.