What's the point?? - Plenty
I find it odd that we are quick to give out about companies who produce products with bugs then make them obsolete so as not to have to repair the bugs.
This is a case of a company improving things for those of us who have a collection (granted small) of HD DVD's and have no intention of sending them to landfill.
Please give Kudos where it is deserved - and I know that Microsoft does normally not deserve it but in this case I feel it is justified.
BTW, planet Earth on HD DVD 1080p (US edition) makes purchase of the HD-DVD add on well worth it - and even more so now.....