Our friend Dan Ramer of DVDFILE has posted a little article this week that you can read by clicking HERE It shows great promise that universal players, those that support both HD-DVD and BLU-RAY may be arriving sooner than we think. At least, the technology is available -- and that's a huge start! In my opinion, such players would be the Holy Grail needed to get these formats rolling. It's also my opinion that the only way to gain consumer confidence with two competing formats is to offer a player that will play them BOTH. Unfortunately, this is not going to be happy news for companies manufacturing current players designed to play only one of either format. All of us are very excited about the new High Definition format. Unfortunately, as polled numbers show in another thread, members here are not ready to jump into either format until there is some sort of compromise made between the duelling formats. That compromise could very well be the availability of a universal player. Your thoughts?