My concern with the HD-DVD is : How much better do we want the picture to get? There are a lot of posts on this forum about people (rightly) complaining about edge enhancement and other methods of encoding "ruining the film look" of the picture. Is more lines and a sharper image going to improve this? For me, I want a true theater experience in my home, which means a nice natural image. Excuse my admitted ignorance on the technical side, but I think that a lot of the complaints about edge enhancement on Star Wars episode one is unwarranted. Episode One is a picture made using allot of digital matting (as shown in the documentary on the disk). The halos and "edges" that are a natural part of ANY matte shot are generally hidden by the projector in the theater, and brought out by digital transfer to DVD. Are we going to be satisfied when the picture is enhanced even more by HD-DVD, or well the format allow for a more natural picture? Will you buy a player based on a nice soft natural image, or are you going to be disappointed by not having sharp un-natural detail? Maybe I've been reading to many Robert Harris posts, but this is my take on it. By all means correct me if (when!) I'm wrong!