So, I got a Blu-Ray player from Circuit City yesterday to go with my HD-A1 player. I figured, it couldn't be as bad as everyone was making it out to be, right? I had to see it for myself. So, I put in The Fith Element and prepared to be awed by the Blu-Ray experience that goes "beyond high definition"! OH MY GOD. MY EYES! To say it looked bad would be an understatement. It was horrible. What the heck was Sony thinking?? There were a couple fleeting moments where it looked like HD-DVD, but those were few and far between. Most of the time it looked only a slight bit better than regular DVD! Watching HD-DVD, it looks like you are "looking through a clear window" and it looks almost 3-D. Simply stunning. Watching Blu-Ray it looks like you are looking through a fogged-up window that is scratched to hell and has a lots of sand thrown on it. I also viewed parts of Hitch, The Terminator and XXX. Out of all of those The Terminator looked the best...but it still wasn't anywhere near HD-DVD's class. To say I am upset would be an understatement. Oh and you get all this piss-poor video quality with pretty much no extras at all. Just a horrible way to launch a format, Sony. This was launched way too early. MPEG-2 and 25GB discs are a disgrace. Either that or Sony just doesn't have any quality control on their mastering process for their films. I'm returning my Blu-Ray player to Circuit City today.