This is not the same Beta vs VHS battle from many years ago. These are both great formats with near identical features (although storage capacity is a large gap). I assume from all I have read in the news and forums that BD will probably win this war. BD just has too many things in its favor. If it was just based on technology, BD could lose even if it was technically better, but the number of studios and manufacturers backing it is overwhelming. I prefer the HD-DVD on-screen displays over BD. I actually would have liked to see HD-DVD win. It is painful that all of my HD-DVDs may become extinct. Luckily my collection is heavy on the BD side, almost two-to-one.