Wow, people are still using the HD-DVD name argument. Honestly, I think the name causes more confusion than good. Some people think you can play them in your regular DVD player and end up buying them only to return them later, and the "combo-discs" designed to entice consumers really do nothing but hurt them in the end by making them pay extra for something they don't need.
When someone says Blu-Ray, there is less confusion, because at least the majority of people know it is a next-gen format. They at least know it is different from DVD, which might get them asking questions.
How do you know the majority of people know that? You don't, unless you have a link to some actual surveys.
A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.
Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs