Hi FidelC. According to the Blu-Ray v. HD-DVD article, on this site, a dual player is not likely, at least in the near future. There are technical complications, explained on the article, which are not so easy to overcome. I also ask why a dual player which, most certainly , will be more expensive? This war format will be crazy. I will buy none, until the prices are at current DVD prices. For me, DVD is here to stay.