Originally Posted by wco81
Sony hasn't said they will release on both formats. Neither has Disney.
Speaking of Universal, weren't they suppose to fall in line?
You would think if they were going to, they would do it at CES.
There was a story about how Universal was holding out for some concessions on DTS or something like that? This would be to placate Spielburg? Or was that some other studio?
Yeah, there's just about zero chance of Sony (Columbia Tristar, MGM) releasing movies in the HD-DVD format.
I've read statements indicating that both Fox and Disney are gearing up for a Blu-ray only releaseschedule, but I guess that if HD-DVD is launched, survives and grows into some sort of succes with a future along with Blu-ray, they might re-consider to reach the HD-DVD customers too. But the catch is that HD-DVD will have to make it on it's own before they will consider this and that's a catch 22 - how will HD-DVD make it on it's own without studiosupport from Columbia, MGM, Fox and Disney?
Universal is HD-DVD and it could be the DTS arguments that holds them back, but I seem to remember that they asked for compensation to back Blu-ray, but the Blu-ray camp denied their request and soon after they supported HD-DVD. Maybe they struck a deal with Toshiba and are not at liberty to back Blu-ray in public and therefore they choose to stay silent until further notice.... Dreamworks will probably follow Universals lead.