I realize no one seems interested in actually discussing HD discs right now, but just in case there is someone out there who is either a fan of Notting Hill, or just a movie fan looking for an unusually well-written romantic comedy and ISN'T put off by Hugh Grant's schtick, Universal's HD DVD edition of this film has a lot to like. The 1080p transfer holds up very well. I have had the 1080i D-Theater tape for a while and this new HD DVD appears to be from the same source master though the new VC-1 encode is visibly sharper with a bit more fine detail and a nice, smooth, film-like look. The production design has a more naturalistic look than the trend with many filmmakers these days. By comparison, the transfer may appear a bit bland at first, but if you are getting a little tired of the blown out whites, heavy filtering, and stylized lighting of so many recent films, the HD DVD edition of Notting Hill offers a pleasant visual respite. Combine the pleasing visuals of the film with the undeniable chemistry between Grant and the gorgious Julia Roberts then add screenwriter Richard Curtis' snappy dialog and you have one of the more entertaining two-hours you will find these days. Universal has included most, if not all, of the supplements from the previous DVD special edition as well as a very nice sounding TrueHD track. One interesting note on the audio, the TrueHD track is the default audio. I don't recall this on any other HD DVDs in the past. Considering all players players of this format support TrueHD, I consider this the best way to author using this audio. Grab a bag of popcorn and your sweetie and enjoy.