Sorry, I didn't really reply to this, though my previous post should imply what I'm about to write. HD DVDs are pointless if you don't have an HD TV, so why would HD DVD succeed over Blu-Ray? Also, Blu Ray has support from 7 of the 8 major movie studios...HD DVD 3. Basically, HD DVD is a failed concept that Microsoft is trying to push (the HD drive for Xbox360 being a good example of this) because it allows better copyright protection. Also, because a failure would make them look weak...and we all want that, don't we?
Viva la Blu-Ray!!
(Disclaimer: I own Sony stock.)