I have to agree with the guy above, I don’t know how ready the public is for the next generation dvd yet. It took quite the while for VHS players to go the way of the dodo. Laserdiscs only caught on with extreme movie buffs. If the next gen dvd format does catch on, I think it’ll take quite the while to catch on. They’ll have to wait for more people to buy hdtv’s. There too expensive, and currently there isn’t really enough content to justify the cost. Not to mention i’m sure it won’t take a rocket scientist to create a drive that reads both formats, plus normal dvds, and cd’s. I just don’t think the public will be all that eager to switch. DVD’s have only really caught on in the last 5 years, they are still pretty new themselves. I’ll stop rambling now, I guess if they release new players, they’ll be backwards compatible anyways, so you won’t have to replace your whole collection right away.