It's a good read even for the non-technical people out there.
As many comments I've read have said, "wait". I tend to agree. Don't go buy one of these players until you either
a. Know who is going to win this battleOf course, if you do not have a High Def TV, then this doesn't matter, not yet anyway.
b. Don't care, and are willing to throw your money into the format (and possibly be wrong).
As for me? I think the Blu-Ray will eventually win, but that is my gut feeling and not supported by any evidence.