"Consumers have clearly chosen Blu-ray, and we believe that recognizing this preference is the right step in making this great home entertainment experience accessible to the widest possible audience." -What bullsh*t.
Read: The BR group offered more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ than Toshiba. It works both ways!
Warners goes BR exclusive even though The Matrix/Batman Begins STILL aren't on BR due to its limitations.
And, consumers have clearly chosen SD DVD so far. With 2 or 3 percent of the shiny disc market, consumers don't care about HDM.................yet. And WB going exclusive won't change that..................for a long time.
Universal's future stance is going to be the true determing factor, IMO.
And, apparently, game consoles (re: PS3) DO matter to Warner Bros afterall since without the PS3, Warners would have announced HD DVD exclusivity today instead!
Congrats Warners and BR!!!