ZDNet - John Carroll, November 29th, 2007:
"The battle between the HD DVD and Blu-ray formats is the battle that simply doesn't want to end. Many, however, think that this Christmas season could be critical, a Gettysburg-style confrontation that won't by itself knock either format permanently out of the race, but could start a 'rolling downhill' effect that could lead inexorably to the triumph of one or the other."
HD DVD has the magic numbers. Blu-ray has the PS3. However, consumers are reluctant to buy an HD DVD or Blu-ray player for a few reasons. One particular feature represents a move in the right direction from a competitive standpoint.