When the fighting has ended, when one demoralized side has laid down its weapons and accepted defeat, when the dust has cleared - one day, when your grandchild asks, "Dearest elder, whose side did you take in the great format war of 2006?" - will you have backed HD DVD or Blu-ray? Before you take sides, wait.
Actually wait out the great format war of 2007, too. Which will, more or less, be a continuation of the great format war of 2006.
You're nuts if you take a side.
What's that? Hadn't heard?
If you enter a big-box electronics store this holiday season, you will find yourself with a bit of deja vu, particularly if you lived through the great VHS-Betamax war of the 1980s. Two new home-video formats are vying for your attention: HD DVD and Blu-ray. Both offer primarily the same thing - high-definition DVDs, promising six times the resolution (and three times the sound quality) of a conventional DVD.