Only two formats - Blu-ray and HD DVD - but a million questions
The copy on the top of the magazine advertisement for Pioneer's creme de la creme next-generation video-disc movie player is borderline brilliant: "So much detail, you can actually see the plot thicken."
To take advantage of the sensational performance promised by that ad - and delivered, as well, depending on your level of home-theater investment - the consumer electronics companies have asked the public's indulgence: Choose a new high-definition video format, either Blu-ray or HD DVD. Pay for yet another round of video catalog titles on a new kind of disc. Sink hundreds of dollars in one box or the other, and be prepared to be told you've backed the wrong horse.