One of the biggest things keeping people keeping people, including me, from upgrading my DVD player to a HD-DVD or a Blu-Ray DVD player is cost and not knowing who is going to win the war. Why can't someone create a device and/or disk that will allow me to play either technology?
Well, according to the New York Times, Warner Brothers is working on a disk that will allow them to place one movie on a disk that will play on either a Blu-Ray or a HD-DVD player. They are trying to come up with a solution because neither format is going away anytime soon.
The next great thing would be to develop a player that would play either format. Up until now, the licensing agreement from both the camps forbid their licensees from developing a player that would play both formats.
Read the New York Times Story (New Disc May Sway DVD Wars)