81% of consumers unsure of the right high-def DVD format

81% of tech enthusiasts remain skeptical about which next-generation DVD technology will be the market standard, according to CNET. Although awareness of the DVD new technology is high at 85%, a number of issues are contributing to early adopters’ desire to own the new high-definition players. 81% say they are unsure of which of the available technologies will be the market standard. 74% are concerned about the cost of next-generation DVD players; 62% worry about the cost of next-generation DVD movies. 55% wonder if the next-generation DVD players will be compatible with current CE products and whether they’re able to play standard DVD movies (54%). 48% are concerned about restrictions of the new formats.