Even if has 20 years life left - what is the point when there is a much better way.
Because within the next few years, there will be a much better way than that much better way.
Technology moves too fast and I just can't keep up with it anymore. And I don't think many HDTVs play files off of a USB. If they do, then this is definitely something new. Me and my family bought our HDTVs a few years ago and they didn't come with any option to play videos from a USB. And I will not trash a perfectly working LCD to keep up with the times. I'm not that kind of person.
BTW- With digital files, how do you guys skip chapters like on DVDs? What was great about DVDs was the ability to skip chapters in a video.