You don't know what you are talking about, don't be a fanatic, read!
@Wade Burchette: The DVD-Forum is working on the adoption and inclusion of region coding for HD-DVD. They planned it since the beginning but obviously delayed adding and finalizing the specifications in a hope to push the format against Blu-Ray.
Also, telling that HD-DVD has less DRM it's a silly lie. The fact that they made an "hacker" appear in some forum to provide a partial cracking code for AACS (since they could change the keyspace and make it almost useless anyway...) it doesn't mean that AACS it's not a strong DRM protection. They need to push the format on the market, so they gave a temporary backdoor to crack the encryption code and make people do copies. Although the lack of a Transformers unencrypted HD-DVD release on the 'net for so long can only make you wonder who is really distributing copies on the 'net then...
Here are some links:
HD DVD to carry unwelcome DVD baggage
By Eric Bangeman | Published: May 26, 2006 - 01:25PM CT
Perhaps capitulating to studio pressure, the DVD Forum has moved to burden the next-generation HD DVD format with region coding similar to that of its predecessor. Called Region Protection Coding, the new specification will function in much the same way as current DVDs do: restricting players from showing content from discs purchased outside of the player's region. The number of regions and the geographies they each will cover are not yet known.
HD-DVD Forum Inadvertly Reveal Plans to Enforce Region Coding?
frizshizzle - contributor
Published: 17 days 23 hours ago | Rumors | Industry News | Tech
The lack of region coding on HD DVD has caused studios such as New Line to delay releases months later from their blu-ray counter parts. Till now HD DVD hasn't chose to use region coding but has always been an option.
Though at the DVD Forum Japan Conference 2007 from one of the slides show a region coding technology for HD DVD that is stronger than that of DVD, the discussion of this would suggest region coding may make their way on newer releases.