The folks at Warner Bros seem to have their thinking caps on, while the major-league industry powers behind Sony and Toshiba battle on DVD standard formats like bad Betamax and 8-Track re-treads...
Both new formats -- HD DVD and Blu-ray -- offer resolutions exponentially higher than the standard definition DVDs, along with more vibrant contrast and color, crisper sound and higher levels of interactivity.
Warner's moves to patent technology to develop a hybrid disc that plays the dueling formats is the latest twist in the skirmish. The studio's Aug. 10 patent application suggests that it believes there may not be a clear winner for some time."
Sounds like a plan to me. We'll take Sandra Bullock in any format anyway... so it's all good.