A possibly stupid question about HD-DVD players

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  1. Jon Mercer

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    Eventually when these are available (when they settle on a format) will they be backwards compatable with exsisting DVD's?
    I haven't read too much about it and just wanted to know.
    Thanks
     
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    Since no standards has been established any answer you get will be a complete guess. However I think it would be incredibly stupid for them to not be backward compatible.

    The only wrinkle is if they place HD-DVDs inside a protective catridge.
     
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    Dave it'd be quite easy to make a caddy you can swap discs in and out of
     
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    Funny how whenever technology advances, it always takes a step backwards. Imagine when HD-DVD comes out and we have to play our old DVDs by opening a caddy first sticking the disc in and then put the caddy into player. I haven't used a CD-ROM caddy since 1995, so it looks like a trip to the past again.[​IMG]
     
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    It would have to be backwards compatible, much like a DVD player playing an audio CD conceptwise.
     
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