It looks like Blu Ray won the day in the high definition DVD format war. I have to say that I think in this instance the superior format didn’t win. I could expound on that, but it’s a moot point in that it’s all over. Maybe we can all get some cheap HD DVD’s as there is a pile of titles out there any way. So what happens from here? If you currently own a Toshiba HD player, don’t fear. It is still one of the best upconverting DVD players I have ever seen and at about $300 more or less it’s still a bargain. No need to feel buyers remorse on that one. Now we can all get on with the business of replacing all of those older standard DVD players out there. We should be seeing a landslide of new Blu Ray offerings from all major manufacturers. Now if you are thinking of waiting until the players prices fall, think of it this way. You could wait six months, but in that time if a family of four goes to the movies twice, that’s going to set you back $100 with a few snacks. Thats almost 25% of the cost of the new player! Get in now and enjoy it, hell I just spent $150 for lift passes for my family on the weekend to go skiing locally. Do that 2.5 times and I have a new player. That’s just a little logic I use on myself when I want new toys. It’s like the Jedi mind trick from Star Wars. Now we can see all the new releases in High Definition I hope. I do have to say I have a bit of an issue paying $25-$40 for a single movie. I don’t care how many disks or extras I get, there’s some mental barrier to me at those price points. Of course I buy some anyway but I don’t brag about it. The magic number is $19.99. If a movie is under $20 and High Def, I’ll buy it. I may not even watch it, or like it, but I’m compelled to buy it at that price point. It must be some disorder I suffer from. I’d like to see some comments on how many others agree or disagree on that movie pricing thing. One things for sure, there is no going backwards in this industry.