Well, it didn't take long to go format neutral after hanging around here for a while. After having my XA2 HD DVD player for less than a month, I picked up a Samsung BDP-1400 last night and finally got to play Casino Royale in HD. Not only was the picture fantastic, but the sound from the uncompressed PCM soundtrack (through Pioneer VSX-92) was the best I have heard yet from any HD disc. The player did freeze once during the movie, but immediately unfroze after I hit rewind. The rest of the movie was glitch-free and I'm hoping for the best. My strategy will now be mostly renting HD movies and only buying a few favorites until prices come down and/or a winner begins to emerge. Until that happens, I'm yet another who can ignore the war and enjoy movies in HD.