Just received this month's Sound and Vision magazine, in a brief new update article it says that the nine founding companies announced their liscensing terms in February (early) and in March Sony said it would start selling their Blu-ray recorder for about 3,800$ in Japan as early as this April (Now). Sony planned to have discs available for 30$ and the media could store 2hours of HDTV per disc and the unit will include a HDTV satelite tuner. That being said I am surprised there hasnt been any explosion of threads about blu ray HiDef DVD here yet. Though I havent done an extensive search on the forum I have been reading several areas consistently and havent seen this discussion. So my apology if this is old news, close the thread if so. Also Im not sure if I violated a rule by posting the Jist of the S&V snippet. So is anyone as excited as I am. Less than 4k coming out in Japan, means we should see this next year for 3k, and thats just fine considering HD-VHS started at 1500$ Maybe thats why Dreamtheater decks have dropped recently to 4-5 hundred. NO specs listed, sorry.