I recently blogged about making the jump into the high definition format war with my purchase of a Toshiba HD-A2 player at Wal-Mart’s special friday sale. Now that I’ve taken a good hard look at the movies available on each format and the amount of titles that retail stores and online stores are stocking, I think I am going to have to re-think my stance of supporting only a single player.

If all goes well, I’ll have a Playstation 3 in my possession in the next 2 weeks and then I can start building my Blu-Ray library up in parallel to my DVD and HD-DVD one. I guess I grossly mis-understimated the strength of having Disney on board. I mean, I have kids so most of what I watch is Disney or otherwise animated. That makes Blu-Ray an obvious choice for parents that can get past the cost of entry.

I’ve also mentioned to numerous people and seen the topic discussed online in recent days that Microsoft is supporting HD-DVD purely to prolong this format war so they can perfect digital delivery. I don’t find this to be so far fetched as I can actually see how that is beneficial to Microsoft. I mean, how much money does MS get when you buy a Blu-Ray movie? An HD-DVD? Now, how about if they act as the reseller of the movies via digital distribution? There we go.

You can’t exactly fault them for using their power to build another stream of revenue. They already have the software and system in place via the Xbox Live Video Marketplace, but they need more time to establish a larger base and maybe even port the software/system over to other devices before this can really be ready for primetime.

In the meantime, I’m going to be buying movies in whatever format I want and I honestly don’t give a crap who wins the format war. Until we have a clear winner, I’ll be enjoying my movies in high definition, either natively or via an upscaler.