Well, at the moment the worst case scenario is that you end up having spent about $150 on a format that ends up going nowhere... but as long as you're happy with what you have and what is available NOW then there's no problem. After all, you can always buy into Blu-Ray later on when the pricing has gone down a bit more
Exactly. I bought the player for 150 now. Let's say the HD-DVD people stop everything, in let's say 2 years. By then the PS3 will be about 150 dollars cheaper anyway. In the end I'd have paid 500 anyway but, it would have been 500 throughout 2 years. I don't want to pay 500 for a player right now. It's kinda like paying 150 for the PS3 right now and then paying the rest within the next two years without having to deal with credit cards. Also, by then the PS3 will actually have some exclusive games I may be interested in.
Like I said, I DO want a Blu-Ray player because I love the Spidey movies but I can wait. HD-DVD has most of the other movies I love like Serenity, Transformers, TMNT, King Kong, and especially Heroes Season 1! But I personally wouldn't mind if both formats survived until something drastically better comes along.