Toshiba will announce next week that it will cease production on HD-DVD players. It’s over. Blu-Ray is going to be the new standard. Whenever the prices come down, that is. Here’s a better article with the gory details: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35643.
Eventually we won’t even have players; everything will be menu accessible via your remote control and stored either on a network by the cable company, your wireless carrier or a central processor in your living room. Oh well, Blu-Ray is what they will be selling for the next decade or so.
I’m just hoping that they go on sale soon.