As a huge fan of technology, especially technology that make movies and TV shows more fun to watch, I'm pretty interested in the whole HD DVD vs Blu-Ray debate, controversy, war ... or whatever you want to call it. We've been following the developments as they happen in the -- let's call it a war because war sounds more exciting -- with interest. To recap, there are two competing High Def DVD standards that want your business: HD DVD and Blu-Ray. Studios such as Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. are fans of HD DVD. Sony is leading the charge for Blu-Ray with support from Fox and several others not committed exclusively to HD DVD.

Recently, there have been somedevelopments that might help push HD DVD and give it the edge it needs to come out on top. And now, according to an article over at HDTV Bulletins, it looks like HD DVD is going to get yet another push from one of the big boys: Universal Studios. According to the article, Universal will be pulling out all the stops in 2007 and releasing over 100 new movie and TV titles on the HD DVD format. They will tap into their vast library to release older titles, and in addition, will be bringing out new titles at the same time as they are being released on regular DVD.

Some of the titles to be released this year include quite a few great films like Children of Men, Inside Man,Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Brazil, Erin Brockovich, Shaun of the Dead, Slap Shot and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Plus a couple of my all-time personal favorites: The Big Lebowski and Battlestar Galactica. So it seems HD DVD might turn out to be the winner in the end -- especially with all this support. No wonder Microsoft is selling so many of its HD DVD add-ons to the XBox 360. I got mine, how about you?