name='Tony Pendrey']A walk up and down my high street seems to suggest that the whole HD market is just not going to take off.
Sure, they are shifting "HD-Ready" TVs by the ship load but who are buying the HD players or subscribing to the HD services.
Does the average DVD buyer want to pay a socking great premium for a HD disk.
Certainly not in local branch of HMV.
I know it is early days yet, but it seems to me that the manufacturers have produced a product that the consumers don't actually need.
As a sort of example, I can buy a nice new DVD/RW dual layer drive in my local Currys, but they can't sell me any blank dual layer disks. There is virtually no demand for them. The consumer doesn't need them.
The blanks I have seen are 20 times more expensive than single layer disks.
HD seems to offer a lot, but personally I don't watch the TV from 6 inches away.
All in MHO of course, so feel free to have a go !