While most analysts agree that recordable DVD will replace VHS tape as the home recording format of choice, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, DVD-RW and even an improved CD technology are vying for the public’s sanction. Complicating the purely technical choices are the constantly evolving legal and political copyright protection issues injected by content publishers. According to a writer for PCWorld, any choice made in the near future will entail the risk that the system standard will disappear during the shakeout to come. It would also be extremely expensive.
For an overview of the current DVD situation, read pcworld.com.