Below is a link to a CEPro article that paints a pretty bleak and depressing picture as far as wide-spread acceptance of HD optical media is concerned. http://www.cepro.com/news/editorial/18982.html I was particularly vexed by the comments about Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD looking little better than upconverted DVD. However, I understand that there is wide disparity in the quality of HDTVs, and, unfortunately, many do not properly deinterlace, etc. Given how long it took for DVD to gain mass-market acceptance with one format, I cannot help but think that next gen media has come too early for the masses. That said, I don't necessarily mind BD and HD DVD being niche formats. It does however make all the hand-wringing by the studio and the format cheerleaders all the more amusing. Note: If this isn't the correct forum for this thread, please feel free to move it. Both HD hardware and software are discussed in this article, so it kind of made it hard for me to decide which forum to post it in.