Some of you guys really have your facts wrong.
While it is true that there are advantages to both, Toshiba won my vote solely based on the up conversion capabilities of the unit. I can pop in a SD DVD in my HD DVD player, and it looks just as good as regular HDTV. And HD disks look absolutely incredible!
Just to give you some insight on Blu Ray, when this war launched a couple of years ago, everyone kept saying how much better Blu Ray looked over HD DVD. So I went up to best buy to check them out. Yep Blu Ray looked incredible over HD! I was amazed. Then I started looking at it a little more closely, followed the wires from the TV and the image they were advertising as Blu Ray was coming from a PC! Yep, they were cheating on the display! When I approached the sales man, and asked him to hook up the actual player, he advised me that they were told NOT to hook up the actual Blu Ray player. Think they were trying to hide something?
Yes, Blu Ray did initially outsell Toshiba during the launch, but take a look at the stats that show how many Blu Ray players were returned in the first couple of years. HD DVD is still cheaper than Blu Ray(Movies and players). Blockbuster is stocking Blu Ray, but Walmart is not selling Blu Ray, only HD DVD. Who do you think will have a larger impack between those two?
I am extremely busy right now, but when I have more time I will attach links to show that more companies are jumping ship on Blu Ray, and on board with HD DVD. While this isn't a sure sign, it's enough to get my money.
<------Toshiba HD DVD owner for 2 years now, and I couldn't be more happy! Anytime you'd like to check out a "real world" set up, just give me a call. All of my equiptment is set up again, and you are more than welcome to come check out the picture and sound.