While I agree with some of what you've written I disagree on a few points:
Better name? I know you mean literally the term HD-DVD but to me I think Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Pioneer, Fox and DISNEY and not Toshiba and Universal.
Titles drive. I agree which makes me go back to Fox and DISNEY.
$99.99 HD-DVD/Internet/Porn points: fire sale prices get anyone to move(I even bought a second one) it's just not a very good business model to bring a new format and not allow Companies to make at least a little money before the race to the bottom. I mean who else wants to jump into this? //Two things about the porn: Most people get their porn online nowadays, and second Blu-Ray does and has been for a little while now sold porn.
Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano
With that said - I think HD DVD has the edge right now. Afforfordable players. The better name (EVERYONE knows what an HD DVD is at this point because they know what HD is and they know what a DVD is).
They also have some solid titles and I think titles will drive this battle going forward.
Not at least on the Internet which was the driving force of the $99 players. NOT ads on TV.
Don't discount the power of porn. It won for VHS and seemingly HD DVD has a leg up (so to speak) in that world. More porn gets sold in the US than music these days.