I have finally made the leap to HD. I couldn't take it any longer and jumped and purchased a Toshiba HD-A2. I've always sided with HDDVD, and have always been very vocal of my Toshiba support. Earlier in the year I started to sway towards BluRay because of some of the releases and will probably pick up a Bluray player later in the year but for now I am going with HDDVD. I decided to speak with my wallet. I want HDDVD to win the format war but was doing noting but talking, so regardless now I can say I am at least supporting my preferred format by purchasing a player and continue to purchase media. I am incredibly pleased with the HD-A2. My first purchase was MI3. The level of detail is incredible and is most evident in the texture of peoples faces. Lawrence Fishburn has some rough skin I'll tell you. Sorry Larry. But the thing that stood out the most was the colours. So natural and vibrant. I noticed it most in the quick scene in the 7/11 at the begining of the film. The scene looked very authentic...very much like a real 7/11, and I have been in many late at night. Just the overall colours of the candy, the fridges with pop, the wall colours. Very real. One thing i can say to perspective HDDVD buyers (or Bluray for that matter) is that the differences between SD and HD are not that noticable upon first viewing. It take a couple of views and some SD watching in between to really open your eyes. I mean, watch a scene from an HDDVD, then switch over to SDDVD or Digicable/Satelite, or anything HD, it doesn't have to be the same thing, then go back to the HDDVD...that is when you will start to notice the level of detail. It's almost like your eyes have to refocus or adjust. So int he end I am backing HDDVD, and will continue to support them until the end of the format war. Kudos to Toshiba.