The Consumer Electronics Association
(CEA) published their "Top Five Technologies to Watch in 2006" report
this week. Topping the list is recordable high-definition content,
something near and dear to our hearts. Some of the 41-page .pdf report
tells us what we already know, of course. "A new age is about to dawn
with the widespread ability to receive and record HD content at home."
Yes, some of us early HD-adapters are ahead of the curve and already
receive and record HD content. I was surprised however, to see that
only 1 in 10 households have a DVR or Digital Video Recorder
there's this interesting note in the article with regards to the
high-def DVD "format war": CEA feels that the format is irrelevant; the
format with most compelling content will be the victor. I have to agree
from a consumer standpoint. If I take my "geek hat" off for a minute, I
really don't care about the technology and how it works, I only care
about the pretty picture on my HDTV! Ok, my hat's back on now.
CEA Report in PDF format