The reason may have something to do with the fact that HD-DVD players are $250 versus $500 for Blu-Ray?Hmmmm? It isn’t rocket science. Both formats offer a nice upgrade from DVD. The real problem lies in the fact that alot of people who have HD tvs may not have the requisite HDMI connector on it. I can go buy an HD-DVD player at Costco for $250, and hook it up to my HDTV via component hook ups, because it lacks HDMI- but at some future point the HD-DVD consortium may decide to activate the DRM flag, and turn off the component outputs. I will have to go buy a brand new HDTV with an HDMI input just becuase of DRM. That is, If I even buy an HD player of some sort. I am not happy with the DRM, whether it is currently turned on, or not- so I am waiting until prices on players drop more. I refuse to spend $250 on a player, and then in a year, they decide to activate the DRM flag, and turn off my component outputs. The idiots who are pushing DRM on Blu-ray and HD-DVD seem to have forgotten the golden rule of selling…“Give the customer what they want”. I want easy to use, DRM free movies, on one format. So, as far as I am concerned, the movie studios can pack sand. I’ll stay with my more than adequate DVD collection and DVD player until they pull their collective heads out of their collective ass*s. Their new formats will languish until they start thinking about what the consumer wants, not what the studios want.