I live in Australia so I have been waiting a long time to see blu- ray. Finally its been released here. So I went with some friends to a local TV shop to see a preview of Blu-ray movie compared to DVD. The 1080p Tv showed one side of the picture in HD 1080p and the other in Dvd, I was not impressed the picture was not that much beter than DVD. The only thing they did in the preview was just degrade the DVD picture to make it look crap against the HD. They also showed a movie fantastic Four on the Blu- ray, with a 1080P TV, I swear people thought it was a normal Dvd. When I looked closely I could say honestly the picture is just about 10% better than Dvd not any more. I also checked the blu- ray movie discs, obselete. I thought they would use gold on the reflective layer of the disc, but it looked like alluminum. If the data layer is just 0.1mm from the surface and they use alluminum its very likley to get oxidised compared to 0.6mm in hd-dvd and dvd, even if they use silver. I dont know maybe hd-dvd is better, but I have not seen that one yet.