This is avery interesting move by the Chinese(where is Wal-Mart in this, will they now consider placing that million plus order for players?), also notice all the other corporations that are on the blu-ray camp that are also partners, it begs the question. They're hedging their bets, all of them from Sony to Panasonic, where's the loyalty to the consumer that bought into their camp? If I didn't know better I could say that this is the death knell for Blu-ray, but knowing the Chinese (and their business practices), we're are still in a holding pattern, as for the major corporations they are looking out for number 1, themselves. Next big move will come from the major studios, if they smell blood, they'll jump ship. So much for loyalty and healthy competition. Oh well, let's see what Christmas brings us. One more point, if the Chinese go full swing on HD DVD then I would confidently say it would stop being a niche player since the market would be flooded.