So all over I hear about HD DVD. It's coming. It'll change everything. You'll need a new player. A new player is not a problem. I've been thinking about getting a progessive scan and a recorder in a year or so so I could always hold out for HD. My question is, will HD DVD players play regular dvds? With dvd now mainstream, regular consumers are not going to want to give it up. They skipped laserdisc and kept vhs for 20 years. I doubt they'll want to give up dvd after only 5. Also there is the distinction of quality. I may want Lawrence of Arabia again on HD DVD but the Dick Van Dyke show? Doubt it. How obsolete will HD make our dvds?