Times Online writes: "You could bet your house and family on Sony winning the format war. Blu-ray is not a massively more impressive product, but history has taught us that the best man does not necessarily win a standards battle: Betamax was better than VHS and Apple was better than Microsoft.
Moreover, this is a war that will be resolved by executives, not customers mooching around department stores. Blu-ray has a critical mass of studios backing it and that will drive others to line up behind the format.
However, and here comes the second forecast, despite Blu-ray's imminent victory, decades from now there will still be some nerds banging on about the superiority of HD DVD.
Should you think this unlikely, I proffer this incredible fact from the Los Angeles Times: Sony abandoned its Betamax product line only in 2002. That's six years ago. And some twenty years after it lost the war against VHS!"