Is the format war over since HD-DVD got it's knock out punch. In a way yes but in a way no. HD-VMD is set to launch their cheaper players using red lasers instead of more expensive blue lasers. This will allow them to sell their players at around HD $199 compared to the Blu-Ray units that costs around $300. The HD-VMD group led by Michael Jay Solomon only has a few indie distributers signed up. And for this format to really take off they need the support of major distributers. So alot of things must go their way for this format to actually create a blimp on the radar that is the Blu-Ray.
via Chicago Tribune