aristottle wrote:I think if both formats are rolled out you are going to scare the customers away. Nothing that the basic consumer detests more than spending money on a format that does not get supported because a rival came along. Remember DAT disks or digital disks.
I can imagine that dual format DVDs would catch on particularly if the price of the media comes down quickly as it did with Single layer media and CDrs before that or Vhs tapes before that.
As for blue ray vs. HD DVD......I hope the companies are not short sighted enough to bring them both out.....if the they do the customers will vote with thier wallets NOT to buy.
Remember the debates two years ago of DVD+R vs DVD-Rs and the upset customers who in the end got what they wanted......which was dual format burners.
Your forgetting something when it comes to blu ray.
PS 3. Why do you think that rumours say that Toshiba is still trying to get HD-DVD in XBOX 360 ???
Consumers will buy PS3 as a DVD audio, SUPER AUDIO CD, BLU RAY, DVD Player and game console combination. So people will have BLU RAY.
Now if they folks got alldready a player then why not buy a recorder ?