Australian? Not sure whether to go with Blu-ray or HD DVD? Who cares?
Not exactly "new" news but Acer recently released a computer in your neck of the woods with a combo drive made by LG. Expect other computer makers to follow suit.
This is why the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD thing doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. It’s going to end up being the same situation as DVD-R vs. DVD+R back when recordable DVDs came out.
Instead of waiting around who-knows-how-long to declare a winner, hardware manufacturers will just start making combo drives knowing full well that many consumers will opt to future-proof their systems. Everyone’s a winner (except early adopters).