What the hell can HD-DVD offer that Blu-ray isnt? That question was asked and there was no suitable response. Bluray has all the bulletpoints locked down with better tech than HDDVD on EVERY point that I can see as a consumer. Either they have something big planned or they should just give up now, cause as a consumer, I am JAZZED about Blu-ray.
HD-DVD has a provision for high-resolution 24/192 multi-channel audio, similar to DVD-A.
I'd like to say goodbye to the DD/DTS debate once and for all and enjoy audio again that sounds at *least* as good as the PCM on my old laserdiscs...and hopefully better. Not sure if BluRay will do that, though HD-DVD would.
Hopefully Sony will work to improve audio quality on BluRay above and beyond what we have on conventional DVD right now.