Been a while since I've dropped some serious .nerdery (new word for urban dictionary Al). Anyway, we've talked about the whole Blu-Ray vs HD-DV issue before, and there have been some interesting developments over the past few months.
Back in January at the Consumer Electroic Show in Vegas, one of the remaining movie companies (maybe Universal) dropped their support of HD-DVD in favor of Blu-Ray. And today Netflix announced that they're dropping HD-DVD as well. So yea, if the biggest rental company is dropping a format then it's pretty much dead.
Anyhoo, the end result is everyone should buy a PS3 so we can all video conference and have some serious online rock band sessions!