Re: Expect Two Winners in the HD Disc Format War
I remember when I first bought a DVD player, which I still have in the kids room, and I paid $600.00 for it and that was quite a few years ago. It was well worth it then. I kind of think of the "format war" like that. The crossover products like the PS3 and X-Box 360 give you hope that even if one format wins out that you will continue to be able to buy games and probably movies as well. Also, you can enjoy HD at it's best NOW!!!
I do think, however, that both formats will survive for a long time to come. The studios may not have their Sh*# together about deciding on one format, but the equipment manufacturers are getting it together. Combi players will help the consumer fears and maybe one day even a true UNIVERSAL player (HD DVD, BD, DVD, DVD-A, SACD, DVD-R/+-, and even a CD).
I am glad that I did not buy the first gen. players with all the flaws! They also say "never buy a car the first year it is introduced".