If I wasn't already committed to matters on the west coast the week of September 14th I'd be heading to New York for the second in a series of conferences on HD Communications put on by Jeff Pulver.
While for many, HD communications is a niche, it's just like VoIP and SIP were ten years or so ago. Right now when people think of HD, they tend to think about HD TV, but for those of us who has experienced my agency's client HiDef Conferencing via the service by the same name or played around ZIPDX you really can hear the difference. Think Skype wideband audio all call long. That's a big change from flat and sometimes hard to hear calls.
Read Jeff's post of August 14th where he was putting the Cable Industry on notice and references how Orange/France Telecom has over 500,000 HD customers across Europe.
HD Voice is not just for the early adoptive types like those who read VoIPWatch. It's really for the mainstream and will be. So learn why, how and who, and head to New York.