Re: HD DVD Players Sold Out Nationwide This Weekend - Blu-ray In Trouble?
Most people I know that went and got an HD DVD player got it because it was at that magic price and because it is backwards compatible with their current DVD collection. They are not concerned with what titles are available on which format. They'll use the player mainly for DVDs. If the title happens to be in HD DVD all the better.
The fact that the A3 does a good job of upconverting SD DVD (far far superior than the A30) makes it a great player for the average consumer. I still believe most people are naive to the world of 1080i, 720p, 1080p, DD+, TrueHD, DTS Master HD, etc., etc. All people want is for to get a player that works. What the average consumer is seeing is that the player is labeled "High Definition", which they equate with watching their high definition content on their HDTV. The technicalities of it all really don't serve but to confuse the masses.