Warner HD DVD: Available after May 31st?
Will all current/upcoming Warner HD DVD releases be available after Warner Bros. officially goes Blu-ray?
Well, in response to DVDTown’s inquiry, the answer appears to be yes… with a few strings attached. At the risk of mincing words, here is what Ronnee Sass (VP Publicity & Promotion) had to say:
"If there is product available in HD DVD and there is a request from a retailer, we will provide. There may be isolated instances that an HD DVD title will be created, but as a general rule our titles will be out in SD and BD only after May 31."
So to recap, she’s not saying that it be all about WYSIWYG-title hunting, but that it might be more difficult to track down certain titles that aren’t in particularly high demand. It’s not entirely clear what she means by "isolated instances" and what exactly "created" refers to — whether it’s being produced or pressed — but we suppose we’ll find out eventually.
At the end of the day, HD DVD owners can take comfort in the fact that WB plans to cater to consumer demand in some capacity, as opposed to Paramount/Dreamworks scorched-earth policy they exercised upon abandoning Blu-ray last year.
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