Recently I reported that we would be blessed with the burning capabilities of a Blu-ray recorder to afford us some 50GB of storage for our much loved collections of ... you get my point.
Well, damn those Japanese as they have kiboshed our hopes of pleasure burning by denying the U.S. any form of Blu-ray or HD DVD burners for the foreseeable future. Ironically enough, due to the amount of DVR's or TiVO's being used in the U.S., they feel that we would not purchase the technology.
Let's ponder this for a moment. One of the biggest drawbacks to a DVR or TiVO has been that we have no way to transfer our recorded shows and bring them on the road with us (props to Slingbox on this one!). So, why oh why Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba would you not even give us the option?
In the end, the time will come that they will realize their mistake, but more realistically the time will come that Blu-ray and HD DVD will go the way of the Beta for something greater.