Warner is currently the only major studio to still support both the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats since Paramount decided to be a HD-DVD exclusive studio. So obviously at a recent Blu-Ray event in the US the head of Warner (Dan Silverberg) was quizzed about Warners stance…
First he mentions that the movie 300 is the top selling Blu-Ray title of all time and is still number 1 in most markets.
He then goes on to say they cannot stay dual format forever and states..
“We can definitely talk Blu-ray,” he said. “We are committed to the format.”
So has he painted his colours on the mast now? Are Warner going to be Blu-Ray exclusive from next year? If so it will be a huge blow for HD-DVD.
However not happy to take anything lying down we await HD-DVD’s response…
A sub $100 HD-DVD player. I sure hope they have manufactured a lot of these things because they are going to sell out quickly at that price.
If it wasn’t for the Warner announcement I would be close to calling this war in HD-DVD’s favour, lets wait and see how Blu-Ray hit back now?
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Last Updated: November 1, 2007