well im shopping as of now after all the good feedback.
On one last note,
XBox 2/next/360/(insert name here) wont be using HD or blue ray.
Current gen uses /r9
As far as blue-ray/HD as a standard, you wont see it for atleast 5+ years due to the enormous conversion costs. (think gloabally, how long did the DVD format take and thats after we skipped over laserdisc and Divx.) I run a store for a major video rental chain and i can tell you that the next format for the home video market isnt even on the table yet. It would costs our compnay alone millions to convert our stock, and sharing shelf space for DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, and VHS is NOT gonna happen.
i hate to call out the obvious on this one, but the DL media is far from my thoughts on price. Dvd standard was almost $15/disk when it first arrived, now its as cheap as CD-r's in most cases. Even so, this isnt about burning games you downloaded off Epron-donkey share 9000 or rented from the store, its about making a 1:1 to keep safe your originals. Im a collector and an enthusiast, not a pirate.You really need to stop looking at porn every once in a while and actually think about things before randomly commenting on them.
Side note: My personal opinion is blu ray is just a gimmick. Think UMD. Don't count too much on this being the standard in home entertainment.