Originally Posted by lduguay
Anyways, i'm pretty sure both formats will fade or fail. The same thing happened to DVD-A and SACD. HD-CD is almost dead. Then again this is only my opinion.
5.1 audio can't even be compared to this. Most people don't care about anything other than 2.0 stereo audio. That truly was designed for a niche market. Look at the absolute dominance of MP3 players.
HD movies is a different beast entirely. HD video is the way of the future; millions already own HD sets and it's the federal standard come 2009. HD isn't going away and the difference between an SD/HD picture is far more noticeable than 5.1/2.0 audio to the vast majority of people.