the HD-DVD clearance sales like I am. I was over reading a review of the movie Sahara from high-def digest and out of curiosity I had a look at the Blu-Ray release of it (prior to Paramount going HD-DVD exclusive) and I found this little quote interesting
“‘Sahara’ was one of the first Paramount HD DVD titles I chose to review, and as I remarked then, watching the film’s transfer is like stepping out into a bright desert oasis – lush, vibrant and as shiny as a new penny. So I was excited to see how the presentation would compare on Blu-ray, though sadly this is one of the few Paramount titles thus far that doesn’t quite match its HD DVD rival. (Note that like all of Paramount’s initial Blu-ray titles, ‘Sahara’ is presented in 1080p/MPEG-2 video.)”
So it seems that for those of us interested in the early Paramount high-def releases that we are better off getting the HD-DVD version.