Originally Posted by docprego
How is HD DVD doing compared to Blu-ray? Is anyone winning the war?
Short answer, no one is winning. Titles available about even (actually HD DVD has about 2-3 more at the moment). Number of studios supporting each about even.
I bought a $250 HD DVD player (HD-D3 from Costco) and love it. It was cheap enough when compared with the Oppo ($170) I was looking at. It also does a very good job upconverting...maybe not quite as good as the Oppo, but being able to play HD DVD's makes up for it for me. I think in the end we will see all dual format players....but right now the dual format players are more than 2 stand alones.
After playing Tiger Woods 08 and Madden 08 on my brother's PS3 (and seeing the media center capabilities), I might have to jump on the $399 PS3 and the $100 off when you apply for a new Sony card deal....at least to tide me over until dual format players are priced right.
...but that would mean a new rack for my home theater...dang it Edit: To put the Blu-Ray HD DVD war into perspective.
Blu-Ray and HD DVD total units sold in 2007 through September 4.0 million
Transformers regular DVD units sold in one week 8.3 million.