Blue-ray and HD-DVD: wave of the future, or already washed up?
Dean's World contributor Aziz P discusses the "fanatical bickering" ... of competitive DVD formats.
His final graf focuses content protection, and how it protects consumers:
I think [the debate between Blue-ray and HD-DVD is] important and affects us in a potentially greater way than did the VHS vs BetaMax standards battle of a few decades ago. Ultimately, content on these next-generation discs will have to tread a fine line between consumers' rights and content producers' need to protect their intellectual property. It is good that the debate is playing out in public, because the transparency will ensure that we consumers have a window into the process. After all, it's our hard-eaned cash that both consortiums plan to suck in the hope that we will replace our DVD collections for our personal home theater libraries. Stay tuned.