So, now that the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD war is over, where are all those inexpensive HD players. Where are all the Hollywood movies in all their high def, widescreen glory? Well, with a new iteration of the Blu-ray spec about to be deployed, and players priced still relatively high, consumers appear to be in no rush to go out and plunk down large dollars for a new system…yet. If you saw the recent release of the Goofy animated short, “How to Hook Up Your Home Theatre”, you’ll have an idea of what may be in store for Mr & Mrs America as they attempt to install a new HD system. In this gem of a cartoon, the Goof makes all the mistakes necessary to “instruct” the audience how not to attempt the installation. Indeed, we all feel his pain as he happily careens through the process toward HD bliss. The miles of cables, the inscrutable instructions, the digital clocks all blinking 12:00, 12:00, 12:00! Our memories may be too short to remember the time it took to really roll out the standard definition, DVD revolution. Though it seemed to displace the VCR with ease, the preparation, learning, and workflow-wrenching for video producers all happened early on, when only a few titles were being released by the studios. I’m guessing that Blu-Ray will really gather steam this late Fall and Winter, just in time for the Christmas season. So for now, relax and enjoy that thrice-viewed DVD copy of “Snow White” as the dust settles… and prices drop.