Blu-ray Could Win High-Def Battle
Variety is reporting that both HD DVD exclusive studios are no longer obligated to remain exclusive to the format.
While stating that neither studio is ready to ‘throw in the towel’ at this time, they have confirmed that Universal’s commitment to backing HD DVD exclusively has ended.
They also state that Paramount has an escape clause in its HD DVD contract allowing it to release pics on Blu-ray after Warner Bros.’ decision to back that format exclusively. This is something we had already heard from unconfirmed sources.
The article also notes that retailer pressure could force the studios’ hands, with less shelf space for HD DVD.
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