I see today that Samsung is planning on releasing a dual DVD player (See: Samsung plans dual DVD player) which’ll not only play BluRay Discs but HD-DVD ones too.
While it’s good that (some) hardware manufactures are providing a “solution” that will enable consumers to play both BluRay (BR) and HD-DVD (HD), it’d be far better if the backers of both BR and HD were to get it together and produce one unified final format. Not only would it save a tonne of confusion in the retail market (with some customers who don’t care or know about BR or HD and just want a player to play their high definition discs and then when they get it home they find out half of their collection cannot be played because it’s 50/50 BR/HD) it’d also be cheaper for everyone in the long run.

— David

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