It will be interesting. Sony was very much alone with Betamax (relatively speaking). I am not a big TV watcher but I do applaud the HD technology and as a punter the rival formats are a real annoyance.
The smart money is on standard format DVD hanging on for 3-5 years, a long time for techno things. ( Have a look at upscaled DVD and you will see what I mean.)
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