From the are they reading what I'm reading? department
As they did after the announcement that Paramount was officially joining
Toshiba's Statement on Reports Related to Warner Bros.'s Announcement on Next-Generation Optical Discs
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2005--Toshiba and Warner Bros. continue to collaborate closely toward the commercial launch of HD DVD. We understand Warner Bros. continues to strongly support HD DVD, due to its outstanding features, cost structures, and market readiness.
We recognize Warner Bros.'s participation in the Blu-ray Disc Association represents the studio's understandable commitment to listen to a broad array of opinions and to continue to make technical evaluations of each format, and we are more than confident this will not affect timely introduction of HD DVD content to the market.
The fact that new voices from within the Blu-ray camp have recently called for adoption of key features already in HD DVD -- iHD for its superb PC interoperability and Mandatory Managed Copy to allow for secure DVD ripping -- shows the level of technical balance achieved by the HD DVD format.