I just wanted to say that I LOVE dual format disks and is one of the reasons I went with HD-DVD. Not all my DVD players are HD and I enjoy being able to take the disc anywhere in the house or even over to a friends house to watch the disc. I probably won't watch 300 on a little screen in my office, but there are lots of movies I would. I DO want dual format discs.
I DON'T want to pay extra for dual format discs. Especially not $5 more when I think movies should cost $10 on DVD and HD DVD anyway.
Also, why is the mastering more expensive for a dual format disc? Yes, the disc may cost more to make, a few cents perhaps, but the DVD version is the same as the regular DVD version, costing $0 extra to master, and the HD-DVD version is the same as the HD-DVD only version would be to master. So where is this extra mastering you speak of?
If they want HD-DVD to survive. Lower the disc prices to the same as the DVD and include the HD-DVD version at no extra cost. Then there will be no stopping HD-DVD. This is their best weapon and I don't know why they don't just suck it up and use it. HD-DVD is fighting like an Athenian. They need to fight like Spartans!