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Old 01-05-2008, 10:26 AM
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Default Even if the format dies, can't we expect cheaper dual players later on?

Currently, my only concern with the movies I currently own is with Harry Potter as I would prefer one format for all the movies but I'm still contemplating that one.

Anyway, isn't it safe to assume that there will be cheaper dual format players down the road? Even if it just comes from LG. I would think as the technology matures (and makes it cheaper to produce), that companies will continue to make hybrid dvd players even if one does finally die

If that's the case, then I don't see why anyone should stop buying at this time
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:46 PM
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LG already has PC dual format drives for under $300. I hope LG along with other companies don't give up on the dual format players because there is a market for them and its always nice to have an extra feature than your competitors.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:52 PM
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Honestly, if HD DVD does die, then I suppose Toshiba will likely bite the bullet and produce a dual format player... eventually. I don't think they will forget about the format.
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I actually think that the news may hasten the arrival of dual format players, both by toshiba and by others. Which ironically would likely prop the format back up somewhat, especially of Universal and Paramount stick around.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:25 PM
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Maybe one day HD-DVD is just one of those small symbols, that you find on DVD players and receivers, like Divx Playback.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:27 PM
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Maybe one day HD-DVD is just one of those small symbols, that you find on DVD players and receivers, like Divx Playback.
That was Toshiba's intent in the first place, and it could still happen (if you followed the insiders thread on AVS, this has been brought up many times). Much like DTS became a standard value-add for many players at some point.
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