Seriously, get past the "features iz better" logic.
Ignore that "Sony" won. Technically it was the BDA (which is about a dozen companies and not Sony exclusively...)
There's only one format now. That means you don't have to be a fence sitter for the sole reason of not wanting to be burned by buying one technology or the other.
You don't have to invest in two technologies.
The good news going forward is that you don't have to wrestle with your likes and dislikes of a catalog of titles.
Do you know what a whip this whole thing was for someone like me?
Lemme break this down for you. I'm a HUGE cineast.
I previously used to own around 500 DVD's, all culled from all corners of the world, all genres, all types. Foreign-y films, actioners, family, drama, comedy, etc.
I'm known in many circles for my encyclopedia knowledge of cinema. It borders on frightening how much I eat sleep and breathe movies.
I enjoy them more than games. *GASP*
I flim-flammed on both sides of the HD fence. I have an HDTV, have had one for the better part of two years, so it seemed like a good idea to go HD with my movies. I already had a 360, so it seemed like a natural go for HD DVD. But what if, what if, what if... All of them kept coming up. What if this happens, that happens. I held off from being an early adopter. Cut to August, 30th birthday, I sprung for a PS3, figured, eh, what the hell, PS3 is nice guy, he's nice and he has Talladega Nights, why not?
Once I actually got to sit down and watch a movie in HD, I saw that moving to HD would be necessary, but still, investment in one or the other seemed like a bad idea to me.
When I first got my first DVD player back in 1998, I had purchased 150 DVD's in a span of 8 months at about $35 average per title (this was when DVD was new, ya see...) Here we are 6 months after I bought my Blu Ray player and I have 29 Blu Ray titles. Obviously, some hesitation had to come into play. Yes, I have more bills and more responsibility now, but jeez, even half of what I used to own would be normal for me? I mean, back then I was buying $70 N64 games, buying a Japanese Game Boy Advance, and other expenses...
My point is basically that now that it's all over, I can finally without hesitation, jump back into this feet first and ANYONE who loves movies gets to benefit from the basic fact that ONE UNIVERSAL-ly supported HD media format is here, now.