i remeber the article well, it helped sway me to buy into HD-DVD. At the time the article was written, everything he said was true. HD-DVD was half the money, better picture, and more movies at that time. the rules have changed somewhat, although 1 is still certainly true, 2 seems to be true most of the time (even those who own both often say the HDDVD looks a little better. 3. the selection of content has exploded on both sides, the long term advantage appears to favor blu-ray, but assesing things from right now, it appears that HD-DVD still has some clear advantages. here is a thought. given the tremendous advantages that hd-dvd enjoyed out of the gate - would BD have survived wihtout the backing of major industry power houses like sony? i think not. if tosh had launched BD and the others backed HD-DVD. HD-DVD would have won long ago IMHO.