http://www.eet.com/semi/news/OEG20030113S0041 And it sounds like they are going to select a red-laser low-bit-rate format. This worse news that DIVX people. The market will be permanantly confused as resolution-filtered red-laser discs are sold and promoted as "Hi-Def" to the uneducated consumer. Those with large-screen HDTVs or projection systems will have to purchase D-VHS if they want to see their films looking like *real* HD. Now is the time folks to take action and contact all parties involved that you are able to let them know that overly-compressed audio and video is *not* acceptable. This will probably be the HD-DVD format we get stuck with for quite some time. We won't get a "second chance" to set a new world-wide HD-DVD spec a year or two later if we don't like the first efforts. Please sign the link in my signature petitioning for 1080 PROGRESSIVE-encoding of 24 fps film-material. Unless you want to have the same "DTS OR DD OR extras OR improved picture" debates with a bandwidth-crippled HD-DVD format that we enjoy on a regular basis with SD-DVD...do something even if it's just signing the petition linked below.