I was hanging out on the AVSForum the other day and saw several posts from people who said that in their comparisons HD-DVD is far superior to BlueRay tests.
See how the grassroots could be changing popular opinion?
Maybe, but I rather suspect that the biggest driver of opinion for the two formats will be this. For the HD-DVD:
prices start at $500
For the Blu-Ray:
prices start at $1,000
That differential will hit everyone, including those that pay no attention to the online forums. I'm sure that a set of influencers touting performance differences will have an impact - but the price differential will have a bigger one.