Originally Posted by faberryman
I seriously doubt that Meridian is going to make either an HD-DVD or a Blu-ray player until the market settles down and a "winner" is announced. A Meridian player is likely to cost at least $6,000 which is not the kind of money a significant number of buyers are willing to bet on one format or the other in this climate to have it make economic sense for Meridian to offer either one.
You're wrong. Meridian is a niche provider and the next gen formats fall in their market. They would likely sell more next gen players than a DVD player once they release one.
I'd also expect the price to be around $3,500 to $4,000 for the HD DVD player. The combo might be $6,000. I think most Meridian buyers would buy the HD DVD player with DVD-A capabilities over just buying a Meridian DVD player.
I'd definately spend $6,000 for a one stop Meridian style solution if not more.