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Warner Bros goes Blu-ray exclusive

Ross Miller

The formerly neutral Warner Bros. has thrown its exclusive support behind Blu-ray as its next-gen disc of choice. HD DVD films will still be produced through May 2008, said Warner Home Video. That means now Disney/Pixar, Warner Bros., Fox, Sony, MGM, and Lionsgate are all Blu-ray exclusive, while Paramount/Dreamworks and Universal are HD DVD-exclusive (porn is still taking both sides).

What does this mean for the fate of the so-called format wars? The New York Times is suggesting Warner Bros has ended the war, quickly putting an end to HD DVD. Toshiba has released a statement expressing its surprise and disappointment with the decision.

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