I don't have an A1 player, but I'm following the HD-DVD rollout with interest. I'm puzzled by the dual-disc strategy (Rumor Has It) and think it may be a mis-step by the HD-DVD community. Mixing formats is usually a bad idea (apparently the CD/DVD dual-discs were too thick to fit into some CD players). Can't imagine why anyone would pay a premium for HD-DVD product and then watch the DVD side (maybe for portable DVD players...). I haven't checked prices yet, so HD-DVD dual-discs may be selling at the same price as regular HD-DVDs. Still, I think this may end up confusing alot of people at a point where that could stunt the format. The loss of disc art and squinting at hub text isn't what I hoped next-generation video was going to be about.