7 thoughts on “Play HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Discs On One Player”

  1. This is a pretty good reminder of the Beta/VHS wars back in the day.

    I’m actually surprised the player is out at any price. At one point I heard that there was something in one of the contracts that said that you could license the format for a player as long as you didn’t support the other format at the same time. I’m not sure what happened there, but if Samsung is out with a player, I’m sure other companies will follow suit.

    Bottom line though: I agree with you. Format wars don’t do anything but really tick off consumers.

  2. I should clarify something: I own an HD-DVD player now. That’s what I meant by being in that camp.

    I got it when the price was dropped a few weeks ago, and my DVD jukebox was acting up. I’m happy with it. Very happy.

    I think with the lower priced units that are out there, HD-DVD will take off more readily than Blu-Ray…I’m predicting HD-DVD will win. 🙂

  3. In my case, it was price and a nice offer of 8 movies with the player. The player was $199 (low enough price point for me), and with 8 free movies…couldn’t beat that with a stick. Practically made the player free.

    I’ve been watching the war from the sidelines, but had been leaning towards HD-DVD for some time. I think the fact that it’s been a more widely available format, and that it has some of (what I consider to be) the more important studio backing such that the back catalog of available movies is huuuuuge….I was happy to finall enter the foray.

  4. Well, yeah, except Best Buy did 9 free movies the next day. And wouldn’t honor the difference when I complained. I almost returned it, but I had it all hooked up, etc. and would have had to return it all.

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