The HD DVD camp is pretty much just giving their stuff away with the newest deal on Amazon for eight HD DVDs with the purchase of any Toshiba player. If you buy either the HD-A2, HD-A20 or HD-XA2 player and add three HD DVDs to your shopping cart (from a list of 55), you'll be able to get those three movies for free. You can then mail in the rebate for five free movies that we've been seeing for a while. This adds up to eight movies all for the price of $238 (the HD-A2 price) + tax. [Amazon via AvsForum]
I said as recently as last week that I wouldn't buy into the high def DVD market until a winner was clearer. But then I started constructing my new dedicated home theater and realized that I needed a progressive scan upscaling DVD player to feed my Epson 1080i projector. A really good standard def DVD player is over $200. The latest gen Sony Blu-ray player is $500. So I said F-it and jumped in. Looks like Blu-Ray is the likelier winner, though I think both will be around for quite a while, at least a few more years, then it's internet based content all the way after that.