We expected this announcement based on rumors earlier this week
, and it seems pretty official now. Warner Brothers
indicated that it will likely release high-def DVDs in both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats
At this point, all of the fences and barriers between the two camps
appear to be falling, simply because the major studios aren't picking
a clear winner.
Smaller players have two options here: play both sides like the big
boys or place a bet one format and cross your fingers. If the hardware
manufacturers can't play nice here, at least the studios are making the
situation a little rosier for the consumer. Can you imagine wanting to
buy a DVD movie and the first question you have to ask is, "which
studio put that out?"