NEC Hybrid Solutions for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Combo

At this moment many of us are deciding if we should buy a HD-DVD or a Blu-Ray DVD Player. No clear winner yet as both is trying to establish itself as the new standard. This is really bad for consumer and I don't want to buy something that will be outdated because lack of industry support (remember betamax?). Fortunately NEC is working on a solution, a hybrid player chips that will play both types of disc. The μPD63410 and the μPC3360 chips will be available in early (April) 2007 and it will cost around $84 (10,000 yen) a piece. Hopefully we will see combo players by summer 2007 or earlier.NEC Electronics ships dual-format DVD chip [via yahoo reuters]