People, stop for a moment and check the facts. Both formats are roughly similar in quality. After all they are just recording mediums. It’s the codec and the way it was encoded that matters, not the format in itself. Blu-Ray, however has the upper here with the much larger available capacity. So, quality/capacity wise Blu-Ray is the winner. Blu-Ray has the overwhelming consumer electronics industry support. It means that there will be a lot of competition on that front, with a lot of products from lots of companies. In contrast, HD-DVD will have much less competition and products available. Also the backers, i.e. Toshiba, have a lot less brand recognition, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Blu-Ray also has the upper hand in terms of studio support. Blu-Ray will also have, probably for a long time or most likely forever, the advantage on installed player base (courtesy of PS3). On a side note, I laugh at HD-DVD fanboys crying foul for the PS3 carrying a Blu-Ray player and singlehandedly eating HD-DVD sales figures for lunch. Ahahah, that was exactly Sony’s plan! And you all laughed and scorned?! Now you say it’s unfair? That’s really funny. So, what exactly does HD-DVD have going for it? All the time I just hear one single, somewhat valid item: player price. Now, HD-DVD fanboys, pause for a moment and think real deep inside yourselves: do you really, really believe that will be the deciding factor? Really? For sure? Consumer electronics companies are not worrying too much about prices, right now. They now only early adopters are purchasing their stock. When (if ever) the market decides to accelerate HD adoption, the prices will fall and HD-DVD will not have an advantage here. Just wait. Finally, consumers will not go for one format or the other because they like one format over the other. That is for fanboys. Consumers are not fanboys. They will go for what is available and for what they perceive as the best value for their money. In the long run and unless something changes dramatically (Toshiba offering players if one purchases HD-DVD discs; hey I would not mind that! :g ), HD-DVD has basically nil changes of succeeding: they are already falling behind on sales figures, even now, when they have cheaper players!!! Exactly when are they supposed to regain the lead??? While for HD-DVD only early adopters are going for it, for Blu-Ray (courtesy of PS3) a lot more discs are already being sold, obviously not only by early adopters. Wait for Blu-Ray player prices to fall and fall and fall and, adding all the facts above, you’ll see what will happen… I’m sorry HD-DVD fanboys and anti-Sony fanboys but your preciooous format will not win it. Better prepare for it now rather than having to suffer for a long time.