Just a month ago I was thinking that the HD format war was virtually over in favor of Blu-ray. But since Paramount and Dreamworks Amation were paid $150m to become HD-DVD exclusive, it now looks like there is no end in sight for the format war. Sadly, I think the prolonged war will result in consumers, including me, losing interest in both formats. I will say that the best Blu-ray movies, such as Apocalypto, look absolutely spectacular on my 100" screen. Going back to regular DVDs makes me feel like I need glasses. I never got a chance to hear the lossless soundtracks, but word is that they sound very good. It's too bad the studios and hardware manufacturers couldn't overcome their greed to create a product that appeals to consumers, or at least doesn't confound them. I have no interest in buying separate HD players for both formats, and there probably won't be enough movies I want to watch on one format to keep me engaged. So it looks I'll be watching SD DVDs for the foreseeable future, just as Arcam predicted.