I'm neither a noob or an expert (at anything), but I had some *general questions about HD disk formats. 1. How large will a movie file (w/or/wo soundtracks) be when encoded in either of the High-Def encoding formats (Mpeg or vc1)? I realize that there will be a lot of factors that will have to be considered. I'm just looking for a range (15-50 gig?). 2. Can both disk formats (HD-DVD, Blu-Ray) handle the highest range estimate, or is there clearly no range limit on encoding? 3. Is there a megabits per second advantage or some other advantage of one disk format (or encoding format) over the other? 4. If I wanted a title, and it was available in both disk formats right now, assuming that the same master was used for both, which disk format would give me the best representation of said title? 5. If there is no clear benefit to either disk format in the presentation of the movie, will the consumer preference of a disk format rely on storage space and extra features? I'm confused, obviously, when I read about "future" disk capacities/capabilities. I think I'm missing the point. I don't give a darn about extras, commentaries, bonus language tracks, bios, or multi-angle. Would there be a clear victor in the "presentation of said title" war? Does it really matter to most users to have all of the extras on one disk? Could there be a cost benefit to giving consumers the option to by a movie w/wo special features? Is there a 2-disk option? I would personally prefer the option to purchase movies without all of the extra materials. Especially if having the extras meant a reduction in the quality of the presentation of the movie. *Points will be deducted for answering rhetorical questions.