There was an interesting article on BluRay in the Wall Street Journal today. After thinking about the article for a while it seems to me that BluRay could very well become the next DVD and hirez music standard. This is speculation at this point, but here is the logic in my observation: 1. BluRay has a huge consortium of major consumer electronics firms including Sony, Matsushita, HP, Dell, etc. whereas only Toshiba and NEC have formally committed to HD-DVD and, of course, the Toshiba led DVD Forum. 2. BluRay has 50GB capacity versus 30GB of HD-DVD giving it more storage capacity and I think that bodes well for data uses in the computer space. 3. Sony and Matsushita senior executives have made strong comments about not going the HD-DVD route. Given the market power of everyone involved, the DVD Forum could pretty much be rolled. 4. Repeating the "Beta" mistake is eliminated by the alliance with Matsushita which was not in place before. 5. BluRay recording devices are available, albeit expensive, in Japan. More BluRay devices will filter out in 2004. HD-DVD is only supposed to be available in 2005. 6. Several senior movie studio executives are expressing interest in BluRay. All these factors combine to present in my humble opinion a real chance for adoption. I think the benefit for the consumer is very high. High def video is definitely a cool advance and now we can have hirez music across 6+ channels plus video plus features with lots of room left over. What is your take on this? Do you think that the advent of high-definition video creates another "window of opportunity" for getting high resolution audio established?