Let me start off by saying that I have wanted Blu-Ray since it beat out HD-DVD... However, I recently went hd, and you know what? I think I'm going to hold off on blu (I was almost ready to throw down on a player then and there). Hd on-demand and upscaled dvds look amazing (my 2001, Alien, and T2 dvds made me wet myself). My new television is a 50 inch Samsung plasma, so the size of the screen isn't an issue. Dawn of the Dead: Ultimate edition looked awesome as well. Mind you there is an extra depth on some films (Apocolypto HD blew my Standard def dvd out of the water, but there were a couple of upscaled dvds that hung in with their hd broadcast counterparts). As I see it, I just don't see the need to upgrade as of yet... The true killer of my faith in blu was when I saw a midnight Screening of Aliens. It wasn't until after the showing that I found out they used a dvd and upscaled it on their projector... Blu looks good (a bit better than the HD broadcasts) but not good enough to re-buy all my favorite films (especially when upconversion using the proper cables looks so damn good). ...and yes, I can spot the differences, I have 20/20 vision, I just feel Blu is over hyped. Note: I did a Child's Play comparison. The dvd was surprisingly close to the broadcast. The broadcast had more of a pop, but only by a margin (both looked excellent).