By Jonathan Takiff
All the groaning and moaning about a format war ignores the positives that result from competition. The biggest "plus" is that the technology updates at a much quicker pace.
In today's high-def videodisc conflict, we've already seen the Blue-Ray (aka BD) camp adopt one user-friendly feature first championed by HD DVD—managed copying. That's the consumer's right and new ability to move content off the disc to computers, servers and portable devices.