Re: And HD DVD dies
Outstanding! As a result of the format war, I've been on the fence for quite a while not willing to put any money into equipment that might soon have limited or no program material. Although BluRay was obviously gaining more traction, I had still been thinking I would eventually need to purchase either two HD disc players or wait for a gltich-free high quality dual format player if I wanted to have access to all available HD titiles.
The information regarding Toshiba's white flag is the deal maker for me. I can't wait to get my hands on either the Denon DVD-3800BD or Marantz BD8002 that should be shipping soon.
Since I don't have HDMI connectivity on my Lexicon MC12B (and not willing to pony the cash for a new pre/pro just yet) and am equally interested in the hi-rez audio as I am the video, I believe these two disc players are the only ones that will internally decode and output all high-rez formats via an analog connection.