The HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray battle officially ended on Christmas morning when I opened up my shiny new HD-DVD player from my wife.
As far as movies go, we have the Transformers, the last two Harry Potters, Knocked Up, Serenity, and Children of Men plus five more coming from the deal for buying the player. We got Goblet of Fire, Knocked Up, Serenity, and Children of Men during a 2-for-1 deal at Amazon...Santa brought me the other two.
I haven't had a chance to watch them all yet what with all the football on lately but I've watched the Transformers and Serenity. I loved Transformers, having been a big fan of the cartoon. It was really popular during my college days and we watched it every afternoon after classes. That one really put the player through its paces and it did great. I watched Serenity last night and really enjoyed it. One thing I noticed in that movie was that the actors had really bad skin. Not sure if that was due to the fact that they saved money on the movie by not hiring the best make-up people or if it was just the HD-DVD format showing *everything*.
Maybe a few months down the road I can present a viable argument for getting a PS3 for the basement. Maybe.