I think this is a bad deal all around. This means that since Sony will already be manufacturing Blu-Ray discs, and most likely will not offer discs in the HD-DVD format. It will keep most people from buying either format, because they won't want to invest in two very expensive players. Sony needs to KILL Blu-Ray and sign on to HD-DVD. Sony thinks they are the God of electronics, and they are not! Remember Minidisc and Beta?