This could be BIG news. The Digital Bits just reported that officials within the Blu-Ray camp have said that they may be interested in merging their technology with HD-DVD. http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents Would such a compromise be possible without watering down the potential quality of a merged format, I wonder. Imagine a true HD-DVD system incorporating the HD-DVD processors and codecs along with Blu-Ray's higher capacity disks? Doable? I hope so! A format war must be avoided!