I bought a console, I got a decent BluRay player for "free".
Personally I don't give a rat's arse if either format fails.
I bought a first-generation 60GB PS3 as a HD games console to play PS3 games (I also own an XBox 360, Wii, plus a fair number of the old obselete consoles).
The fact it can:
- Play/upscale DVD's
- Play Blu-Ray movies
- Play PS2/PS1/PSP games
- Play MP3/WMA/WAV/MPEG-4,DIVX, plus various other media formats
- Display photos and pictures
- Read media streams remotely
- Act as a DVR
- Be installed with Linux
- Be hooked to just about every device in my home
~~ plus all the other stuff it does ~~
... actually.. doesn't really matter to me very much.
Sure I bought a few Blu-Ray movies. Why not, since I have the player available and I wanted to test out my fancy new 1080P HD LCD TV. They are very nice, its a definate improvement over standard DVD *shrugs*
But, if the format wins or loses doesn't matter to me at all. I'll still have the player, i'll still have the discs and I'll still be using the console for its purchased purpose -- to play PS3 games on.
I think most consumers on either "side" simply don't care about this "war". A lot of the HD-DVD guys just bought their player cuz it was wicked cheap at Wal-Mart or they forked over $200 for the add-on XBox 360 player. A lot of the Blu-Ray guys are like me, they got it bundled with their game console or it came with their latest PC (I got one bundled in a Laptop I bought for a friend recently)