With the puzzling Universal non-announcement, HD-DVD's desperate attempt to get "50 GB" associated with their side, the numerous BD studio announcements of movie releases, no major studio switching to neutrality, one side announcing actual sales and the other announcing only projections, and numerous BD studio statements of continued exclusivity,
Ok, let's examine this "summary" of the CES events that somehow show Blu-ray a winner. Take 'em one at a time.
the puzzling Universal non-announcement
Unless you know for a fact that Universal has ceased being exclusive for HD DVD or is in fact no longe rmaking releases, then this is as you said "puzzling". "Puzzling" in the debate world means nothing - no conclusion can be drawn and using it as an argument as to why Blu-ray is a winner is specious at best.
HD-DVD's desperate attempt to get "50 GB" associated with their side
It may well have been a "desperate" attempt to remove part of the Blu-ray spec advantage, but the motive is pretty much irrelevant. As a PR move, it is strong, just as it always was for Blu-ray, and considering HD DVD's track record in delivering on promises, there is no reason to think that would not deliver on this. How much credit it gets toward making HD DVD a "winner" can be debated, but it certainly cannot be considered a plus for Blu-ray, as you seem to state.
the numerous BD studio announcements of movie releases
Impressive, but not unexpected. Chalk up one for Blu-ray.
no major studio switching to neutrality
Maintaining the status quo does not help make Blu-ray the winner. Of course, had there been a defection, then it would have helped HD DVD to be the winner.
one side announcing actual sales and the other announcing only projections
It is impossible to imagine how this statement can be made in consideration of the Fox garbage. This does not even merit a response.
numerous BD studio statements of continued exclusivity
Again no change to the status quo, but it still is positive for Blu-ray to see the re-affirmation of support. Chalk another one up for Blu-ray.
So in summary, Blu-ray got studio announcements of releases and exclusivity. At best, this was a positive CES for Blu-ray but nothing to change the Blu-ray dynamic going forward.
Now, what you left out.
. HD DVD has two MAJOR new CE's. This is huge since this was a major HD DVD shortcoming.
. Promises of Chinese players. This again is huge. HD DVD was introduced cheap and had a startling launch and it took Blu-ray until the end of the year to catch up using PS3 and BD50. Admittedly, Blu-ray is now operating on all cylinders. However, what will Blu-ray do to counter this NEW HD DVD onslaught of players?
. Promises of HD51 discs.
IMO, Blu-ray is fundamentally doing the same they have been doing and will continue to try to build on their momentum. I think that HD DVD had a modest victory against Blu-ray, mainly because they are pushing forward on their install base in important ways. Whether it is enough to turn the tide back against Blu-ray, as they did at the start, remains to be seen.