The announcement that Warner Bros. is no longer backing the HD DVD format
was bad enough. It appears speculation about the larger impact of the announcement has hit home with other backers of the medium. The HD-DVD group has cancelled their CES meetings
as a result. "In a mass email to CES attendees, a representative for the group said they are 'currently discussing the potential impact of this announcement with the other HD DVD partner companies and evaluating next steps.' If these 'next steps' don't include lining the pockets of every remaining film publisher on the market to convince them your format's still viable, HD DVD could go the way of the Betamax with a quickness."
Could we be seeing the end of this chapter in the format war already?