Happy Christmas, war is over

As many of you have probably already heard, Blu-ray has triumphed over HD-DVD. We live in such a strange time — or I’m such a strange person — that the end of hostilities between rival home movie formats actually seems like cause for celebration.

Still, I have to say, I was rooting for HD-DVD. In general, I don’t like Sony hardware’s anti-consumer copyright stance — even though I understand this is a consequence of one entity being in both the hardware and software sides of the business.

And yet, as a person who just invested in a 42″ 1080P LCD monitor, I find myself not only eyeing Blu-ray players but even wondering if I should buy a (shudder) PlayStation 3.