Thank you bubsterboo, that is does answer my question. I do realize that the BR players have more functionality to them than standard dvd players today. And while that is a selling point to me, I still have a nasty taste in my mouth from all the drm that comes included with the BR system. I would say that these points are what drives me to not buy BR products. It just feels to me that the overzealous RIAA and the like are what is driving the technology standards, and not consumer wants/needs. It seems like they are taking the approach of give it time, the consumers will just make the purchases as long as they are the only option available, and therefore are able to make whatever DRM decision they want.