What do you guys think of this? I know its pretty dated and all but still a valid question. Here we have two cartels that consist of different media houses, component manufacturers, etc that sit on different sides. As far as movie houses are concerned, most of them are siding with Blu-ray. Blu-ray also has the big trump card of the PS3 (if they ever ship enough of it) whereas Microsoft (biggest and most influential software maker) sides with the HD-DVD (and tries to push it with their Xbox 360 via an add on drive for more $$$) Of course the smarter companies choose to support both (like media manufacturer Taiyo Uden, etc.) There has been plans of a laser diode that would read both (I remember Ricoh already has a diode) as well as dual format players (like the one LG recently announced.) Blu-ray has a higher capacity disk with plans for even higher capacity ones. There are conflicting reports of which is selling better. Toshiba is selling their HD-DVD players at a lower (relatively) prices (market penetration pricing) whereas Sony seems to be pricing theirs relatively high (market skimming pricing.) The only common trait is that both types of players are relatively big and ugly (with the exception of the PS3 - sexay!) Of course this bunch of silliness is at the annoyance of consumers who want HD quality movies. I have recently obtained a Playstation 3 so I am now a user of Blu-ray (and I love it to be honest.) My playstation 3 plays everything on a disk (CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray) with the exception (naturally) of a HD-DVD disk. I know a resolution of 1920 x 1080 is nothing to computers but these are native resolution of the source picture (which makes it crystal clear) as well as totally uncompressed sound (hence why such crazy disk capacities are needed.) I would show pictures but they don't do it justice. HD is really something you need to experience first hand. But fair warning, once you see it, you'll never go back to 'normal' television. So what do you guys think? Is this Betamax redux or will Sony stomp on through?