On the other hand....I do want a Wii and have zero to no interest in a PS3.
The potential for PS3, Metal Gear in the pipelines for instance, is there but at the moment XBox has more and better games. FORZA2!.
Remember Microsoft is a software company first and an engineering company second. Sony is the other way around.
VC-1 is the codec that HD-DVD uses mostly and that Bluray could use (although not used as extensively as HD-DVD). VC-1 was developed by Microsoft and is said to be the best of the compression techs for the new formats.
I think this is another reason why Microsoft went with standard DVD drive in the XBox too.
Southwest's stock is on the rise, baby! My new TV might come sooner than I thought! :)