I'm curious because I got a taste of HD-DVD and now I just happen to really want one. My problem is that I believe both formats look the same. I do not have some trained eye that can really tell you why each format is different. I just know what I see and it looks good. Simple, but what else do you expect? Now I want to buy an HD-DVD player or a Blu-Ray player. Which one? I don't know. The biggest issue is that Sony Pictures won't release their movies on HD-DVD and why would they? I don't blame them in the midst of a format war. That knocks out right off the top of my head Spiderman. I'm a fan, no lies. That also knocks out Resident Evil and many more I'm sure I'd love. But then what isn't on HD that is on Blu-Ray? I'm not sure so maybe that makes my mind up for me. If HD-DVD and Blu-Ray have the same titles with the exception of anything from Sony then Blu-Ray seems the way to go. I'd like to be patient but it's really starting get annoying. Thoughts?