I highly encourage anyone who's interested in purchasing a High Definition player to check out the reviews mentioned above. If you read the reviews you'll find that basically the experts are saying HD-DVD has much better video quality over Blu-Ray. In one review, engineers actually flew from South Korea to New York to try and fix the low quality of video projected from the Samsung BD-P1000 player. They first thought it was a scaling chip that was shipped with the wrong setting. However, after they fixed the setting the lame video quality was still there. In the end, the Korean engineers flew back in defeat. Since that was the only Blu-Ray player on the market at that time, it was still hoped that future players would have better video quality. Really, the goal is for Blu-Ray to somehow match HD-DVD's superior quality. However, early reviews of the new Sony Blu-Ray player say the video qualtiy is just as bad as Samsung's Blu-Ray player. Why is this? Overwhelming consensus is that Sony's video compression technique is just not good enough to match HD-DVD's. In the end, please do your homework by checking out the reviews and if you can, view side by side comparisons before going out and spending a lot of money for an inferior product. You spend a lot of money for this upgrade from standard video to High-Def and you deserve the best video available for your money.