The only recordable media I've seen in stores for HD-DVD: Memorex Made in India. Talk about complete junk? That cannot be the only choice...then again, what's the point of having discs if there's no burner/recorder (from what I've seen)??
this is not a war...it's a blowout for Blu-Ray. I went into this little format war with an open mind, with a slight bias towards HD-DVD. Mainly because I'm not a fan of Hollywood or proprietary stuff. But Blu-Ray is definitely way out in front thus far. Once HD-DVD gets its act together, with quality discs, there's no reason to think it won't be equal in terms of data storage (with focus on reliability, not just capacity).
A quick update on the format war/race. There are notebooks now on the market with writable blu-ray drives (Sony and soon, I'm sure, Panasonic). Unfortunately for HD-DVD, one of its newest releases is with Fujitsu (N6420 Lifebook)...still only a HD-DVD ROM drive. It's true even for the highest-end Qosmios (which, btw, are shifting completely from MIJ to Made in China...garbage). Pretty sad imho.