Icepax, I disagree. There are a lot of people who are unhappy with the current DVD format because it does not take advantage of the capabilities of an HDTV that a lot of people are buying, now (and many channels are now providing HDTV broadcasts, its being shoved down consumers throats, not to say that I don’t like HDTV, but we are slowly being forced to change over, pre-recorded home videos will have to follow suit). There was some shady DVD promotion going on in the 'States that indicated that DVD’s would provide an HDTV quality picture, but after DVD’s came out and HDTVs became popular, it became apparent that the DVD picture quality did not live up to the hype. The blame lies with the retailers overstating DVD’s picture quality as well as, so-called technology magazines that gave the false impression that the picture quality would be equivalent to HDTV (Pop Mech and Pop Sci come to mind). I can easily see the graininess in some scenes on different DVD’s (readily apparent in night scenes with dark shadows) on both my TV’s, neither one is state of the art (though they both were fairly high end when I bought them, the one, though is over 10 years old). These higher density DVD’s will become popular because people will want better pictures on their HDTV’s.