Even the price of a DL is still high (comparing with the DVDR) but it would be a great asset as one of the main optical storage discs, like the CDR, DVDR and DVDRW (i use all of these). And yes the DL price is and will keep dropping for a lil bit for a while, so the DL would be doing better eventually, but i don't think that the price would drop drastically, just because the HD-DVD and the Blu-Ray will show up in the end of next year(if it doesn't delay).. "I wrote this in a previous thread that discussed this very topic..." by Intomed.. I agree with this guy, that most of the people cannot afford the New High Format Discs, yet. It might be a good storage disc for backing up your PC, UNTIL most of the households have a HD-TV in their room plus a good Cinema + Sound-system thing.. otherwise it would be a waste for such a large expensive excellent discs.. So i don't think that the DL will die because the New High Format Discs, i even think that the DL will be doing pretty well for a couple of years, just like the CDR now..