In the 1970s and 1980s, Beta and VHS fought for supremacy. People on the wrong side of the battle were left with expensive tape decks for which movies were no longer being released. While the new high-definition DVD formats are capable of delivering gorgeous pictures, with lots and lots of detail and brilliant colors, the consumer electronics industry can't figure out how to settle on a single format. My feeling is that it's just not worth buying either HD-DVD or Blue-ray until the manufacturers can figure out which one they will support. Do you really want another expensive door stop?