Finally, the breathtakingly idiotic Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD battle is coming to an end with several announcements that players that can handle both types of discs are about to be offered. “Time Warner has said it will promote an alternative format, called Total HD, that can be used in either Blu-Ray or HD DVD players,” says a recent ZDNet report. “South Korea’s LG Electronics has announced it will release a combo Blu-ray/HD DVD player after months of flip-flopping on the issue. (It plans to provide details this coming Sunday, on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.) Component manufacturers such as NEC and others have begun to prepare parts that could be used in combination players. And Hitachi, which has announced a Blu-ray camcorder, said in October that it wants to look at the issue again.”