By Grant Clauser
This could be a banner year for the new frontier of HD recording and packaged media, but it won't. Instead, it will be recorded in history as yet another year where the industry, plagued by an inability to think of the greater good, failed to unilaterally consider the larger consumer base which supports it.
What we have are HD DVD and Blu-ray. Both offer great benefits, which can easily be seen by consumers, and differences that are barely discernible by the layman. We have been promised HD DVD products from Toshiba and RCA, as early as Spring. Of course, that was supposed to happen last year, so I'm not making room on my gear rack yet.