Before buying an LD, I always consider whether or not a particular movie has a chance of hitting DVD. Especially if it's an older LD that is P&S only. If it's a widescreen LD with a decent transfer, then I have much less worries about a future DVD. I've been pretty lucky with my LD purchases. I tend to time things right, selling things long before a DVD is announced. For example, I've been considering purchasing The Stand miniseries Japanese import LD. The price has been holding me back and it ended up being far down on my "to buy" list, which is my luck - a DVD is in the works. I dropped the ball with My Bloody Valentine. It's a very old P&S LD with a rather poor transfer. We all know Paramount is pretty good with releasing their back catalog titles, especially around Halloween. But still, I spent $40 for the LD on ebay. Now a DVD is announced with a 16x9 transfer. I decided to cut my losses and sell the LD, even if it's only $10. Better to lose $30 then $40, since I'm definitely going to buy the DVD. Well, after butting my copy up on ebay - along with about 3 other people - it doesn't sell for my $9.99 min. bid. Luckily, I came across someone looking to get rid of their Fearless Vampire Killers LD. I'm trading him My Bloody Valentine and Big Trouble in Little China DVD (I'll need to replace it soon since it's going OOP). Figure $40 for MBV and $15 for BTILC (going rate on epay), Fearless Vampire Killers cost me $55. But hey, at least MBV LD wasn't a total loss. I got something out of it. I just hope the movie is decent - I've never seen it. Sorry for the long thread.