Warner Bros. going exclusively for Blu-ray means that hi-def DVD format war is probably over. Toshiba’s HD-DVD format is the loser and blah, blah. I’m still looking at $1750 or thereabouts for a 40″ LCD or plasma flat-screen plus the Blu-ray player and all the damn Blu-Ray discs I’d have to buy. Before you know it I’ll have gone through nearly three grand, and it’ll just pile on thereafter.

I’d like to do this because I love the idea of everything looking that much better, but on another level I’m figuring who really needs it? Regular DVDs look pretty damn good on my 36″ Sony flatscreen. And when will the next format turn come along and render Blu-ray obsolete? I don’t trust anybody or anything. I’m from Missoura.