looking back, I liked most aspects of HDDVD better. looking forward, Blu is it and I think this holiday season with cheap players and cheap HDTV's and the DTV transition being talked up HD will become more & more commonplace. There's a long way to go in the real "war"; BD vs. DVD. This holiday season will bring advances like we haven't seen before. This year just about everyone in my family knows what BLU-RAY is!