There are two recently proposed high capacity compact laserdisk standards; one proposed by Sony and Phillips, and another by Time Warner and Toshiba. This claim pays $0.50 (draw) if both formats never ship in quantity or flop in the marketplace or if they have roughly equivalent market share, $1.00 if the Sony format wins, and $0.00 if the Time Warner format wins.
See the July 1996 Scientific American article "Next-Generation Compact Discs" by Alan E. Bell for a discussion of the compromise that was reached between the two competing formats, now called the Digital Versatile Disk.
See http://www.cd-info.com/CDIC/Technology/DVD/dvd-faq.html and http://www.ima.org/cp/dvdsig/faq.html for more information. I expect to make a judgement soon.