Universal denies it's dumping HD DVD

Posted on Friday, Jan 11 2008 @ 14:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The future of HD DVD is still looking quite grim but Universal stated today that, contrary to rumors that were circulating on the web, it won't drop support for HD DVD:
"Contrary to unsubstantiated rumors from unnamed sources, Universal's current plan is to continue to support the HD DVD format," said Ken Graffeo, executive vice president of HD strategic marketing, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and co-president of the HD DVD Promotional Group.

Earlier this week, Toshiba, Microsoft, Universal, and Paramount all reiterated their support for the HD DVD format. If Universal and Paramount do stick to their guns, we could still see the two formats continuing to persist for a while more.

In the end, this format war will be decided by the critical mass of content availability. The format with the most content behind it will gain the most momentum among the masses.


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Re: Universal denies it's dumping HD DVD
by Anonymous on Saturday, Jan 12 2008 @ 04:47 CET
If they aren't dumping HDDVD they're dumber than they look, because they should.

Last one off the ship just looks stupider than the first one.