Reports of HD-DVD's delay have been greatly exaggerated

Toshiba HD-DVD

According to Toshiba, though they announced a probable delay in the introduction of HD-DVD players until sometime next year, there is still some possibility that units will ship in 2005. Not sure if the backpedaling is the result of an original PR blunder or if it's the result of rethinking what such a delay could mean in terms of getting that first mover leg up on Blu-ray. Either way, it seems like they expect us to return to the edges of our seats, though some of us are content to just kick back with a tall cool one and wait it out for a dual-format player.