I really don’t think that this is a big deal. Only when you start to see major retailers choosing sides is when you will start to see something happen. A majority of the mass market are still content with their DvD’s. I believe that it’s going to take a little more time to settle this.
Really when it comes down to it the only difference between these two is that Blu-ray disc has a higher capacity of storage space.
HD-DVD has price as an overall advantage in all aspects, with a struggling U.S. economy you know where that goes. Blu-ray on the other hand has more work to do. The price is to high, has more ambiguous protection and we will have to wait a see the downside effects of those early adopters of Blu-ray where they spent $800 to $1000 plus for those players that will not upgrade so they can take advantage of the new features coming with version 2.0. I for one did not like Sony’s attitude on this, It was more or less too bad to sad.