In a review that is probably relevant to most of us who haven't yet committed $1000 to buying the Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player, Big Picture Big Sound has taken the somewhat unusual approach of reviewing Sony Pictures Blu-ray release of Hitch without actually watching it. We're sure that many HD DVD supporters find the pictured use of the disc as the best way to take advantage of MPEG-2 25GB SL Blu-ray movies, and even some Blu-ray backers may decide that it's better to wait for all the PQ glitches to be worked out before giving a final review. This is best served as a reminder that not only is the format war not over yet, it has barely begun...and that we can always use the loser for coasters.

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