And so ends the nearly irrelevant next-gen optical media war:
This time it was Sony with the inferior system (or at least inferior spec) for the win. Maybe this will do something to lessen the pain of the Beta/VHS war.
I think the above article is prescient though — between upconverting my DVDs (which look great on my HDTV by the way) and digital downloads, who really cares about optical media? I could see maybe picking up a Blu-ray player in 2-3 years when the hardware is at a reasonable price, but I’m in no hurry to upgrade.
Besides, I was rooting for HD-DVD… oh well, at least we can move on now.