When I got my HD DVD I swore off DVDs forever, that everything I would buy moving forward would be HD (or blu ray if it comes to that). After a year I now feel that I only need HD for my fave movie genres, sci-fi, CG anim, fantasy,action, adventure and anything with Jessica Alba Even though I am a HD enthusiast I really don’t care if my comedies & dramas et… are HD. To me its only important in movies where the visuals worth it. So I can see myself buying many HD movies and still many standard DVDs for years. But yes I will buy the optical discs and not use VOD. I never use my providers VOD service, or 360 Live D/L. Sorry but I will take any optical format over my crappy Scientific Atlanta HD PVR anyday. Its the worst POS with CONSTANT motion and compression artifacts, and I have no choice but to use it or change providers and get another expensive PVR (which also probably sucks!).