(Complete and total Blu-Ray bias) 1. Studio Support: Seven of the eight major studios have announced support for Blu-ray. (Please ignore that currently HD-DVD has substantially more titles available and more titles currently announced by Blu-Ray SOURCE: http://www.thedvdwars.com/index.cfm) 2. Play Station 3: The device will play natively Blu-ray DVDs. While it’s true that Microsoft will soon sell a HD-DVD adapter with its XBox 360 console, the high-def DVD player will require a separate purchase ($199). (Please ignore the fact that the combined price of the XBox 360 and the addon drive may be about the same price as the PS3, and much cheaper if you count current owners interested who already own XBox 360’s… oh and don’t forget the possibility the add-on may work on a PC) 3. Price: In 2007, you can bet that Blu-ray players will drop in price. (Please ignore the fact that HD-DVD players are currently HALF the price and movies are slightly cheaper, HD-DVD will be substantially cheaper in 2007 when players are in their 2nd and 3rd generation verses 1st to 2nd for Blu-Ray) 4. Politics: In 2007, the four studios that currently back both HD-DVD and Blu-ray will begin to question the economics of releasing titles in both formats. (Please ignore that since Blu-Ray is behind HD-DVD right now, this is a very forward looking statement based on market conditions that don’t currently exist, namely any sort of wide and cheap availability of Blu-Ray) 5. Peace Treaty: Also in 2007, Toshiba will see the handwriting on the wall and initiate peace talks with Sony. (Please ignore the fact that Sony has taken a drumming in the press, not only for all it’s miscues, battery fiasco, PS3 concessions, but also getting some heat for it’s crap first wave of Blu-Ray titles, that will be something that will be hard to shake off) Like deezus said, the only real difference between the two is space and cost. Blu-Ray may offer more space, but there are still many question marks about how reliably they will be able to produce dual layer media affordably. The lens and media is MUCH cheaper for HD-DVD, that’s something that Blu-Ray will probably never be able to overcome. At this point in time, the only real advantage that Blu-Ray has is the fact that blank media and burners are currently available.