Thinking about going Blu-Ray? Think again! Consider the “hidden limitations” you are unknowingly buying into, hidden inside the deal. If you are not familiar with the term "HDCP" you had better brain-up! The “new” HDMI interface must be HDCP compliant, “by Law”. If any piece of equipment (in the entire chain) passes embedded copy-protection signals of any kind, or simply is not HDCP compliant, the signal passing thru will be prohibited and immediately terminated! Stay with current DVD technology and REJECT any “new” technology, until the recording equipment Industry "get the message" about WHO decides WHAT can or cannot be recorded at home, by consumers. HDCP (HD Copy-Protection), and HDMI, (as well as Blu-Ray technology (being the greater threat), are being used as primary vehicles by which to force conventional DVD technology 'out', as being “obsolete” – which is a lie. The vacuum left is already set-in-place to be filled with “new” technology, which will contain far more robust and stealthy copy-protection schemes… If you know anything about 'Hollywood' syndicates – you know that they do not release ‘anything’ that does not $$$pay [their] excessive tariff's - directly into their pockets – first time, every time.