Ive, When I said something to the effect of no format war with DVD’s, I was talking about the pre-recorded. I am aware of the recordable DVD format war, thankfully, due to the introduction of dual format writers, there is no clear winner or loser, in fact the dual format writers have probably prolonged the “war” and turned it more toward a quality/price war than a format war. I guess I should have been more specific, though and not assumed that people would have known that I was only referring to the pre-recorded thing. It seems that both CD and DVD had no format war for the pre-recorded titles, but did have a format war for the recordables. While there was no CD +/-R battle like for DVD recordables, there was the DAT/DCC/MD format war, in that case all lost out when CD-R’s became available and popular. As far as laser disc being a competition for CD’s, I never really heard of that one. I don’t know what company would seriously have tried that as CD’s were not only touted as having “clearer” music (no skipping, no tape hiss), but also touted as being more compact than a record, which a laser disc is approx. the size of a record.