Here's another reason you want to be especially wary of unsourced chatter on the Internet. First, you may have encountered certain persons (PR plants in disguise? Is that too paranoid?) claiming HD DVD wasn't going anywhere in the wake of the format's early 2008 studio sponsorship meltdown. Of course it now seems that even the people suggesting HD DVD was in serious trouble may have been too conservative, given that the entire edifice effectively collapsed overnight.