[QUOTE=saturnotaku;2030807]Agreed on the cost of media. However, with HD DVD dead in the water, it makes sense (for me at least) to have the extra player handy in case my Toshiba A20 bites it. Having the option to back up the discs to Blu-ray is a nice bonus.[/QUOTE]
This is why I got it too. I have an A35 and about 15 or so HD-DVD’s, so a backup is nice ot have. I could have gotten just a reader, but for the NewEgg price, it was hard to pass up being able to burn Blu-Rays too(it does include a BR-RE disk, so that’s an added bonus).