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Great thread !
I am really tired of all those supporting one "side" and bashing each other on all forums. After all it is not two footballteams competing. But I can understand that people are confused and not wanting to be on the "loosing" side with expensive equipment that has rapidly become obsolete. Like Betamaxowners back in the 80's.
On the other hand, is it so much different than being an owner of a PC with a 66 MHz CPU, 200 MB harddrive and so on, bought in the early 90's for about $2000 ? I have heard noone complain about their expensive computers becoming more or less obsolete as technical progress has raced ahead.
The PS3 seems to be a nice player according to two reviews that I've read. I could afford it today, and use it solely as movieplayer. I am NOT into gaming. Technically both formats seem so equal that any differences have to be detected in the electron microscope... for me the most important issue is content, and so far I have seen very little. Only a handful of the currently released HD titles of any format are really worth getting according to my taste. BD seems to have an advantage in more studios supporting, but I don't know, that might still change.
Heck, I don't even have a HD display if you consider only 1080p being "real" HD. I hope to be able to trim my CRT pj to do 1080i at least.
I'll wait, but the announcement of Blade runner in HD this year might be the trigger for me...