I picked up the $200 Xbox 360 HD DVD drive and a few movies yesterday. Holy crap was it worth it. The picture quality has to be seen to be believed. I know everyone’s been saying this lately, but it’s true: the difference between HD DVD and standard DVD quality really is almost as vast as the difference between DVD and VHS (assuming you’ve got an HDTV).
If you’ve already got an Xbox 360, the HD DVD drive is an unbeatable bargain. It’s just as good as other HD DVD players that cost hundreds of dollars more.