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Amidst mounting speculation that it is soon to shift alliances, Universal Studios has confirmed that it will not be making any new HD DVD title announcements at this year's CES.

Though previous years have seen a cavalcade of title announcements from HD DVD-supporting studios at CES, this year's deafening silence from Universal and Paramount/DreamWorks has only fueled speculation that one (or both) of the studios are plotting a move to format neutrality or perhaps even Blu-ray exclusivity.

While Universal is issuing a terse "no comment" in response to the persistent rumors, a studio spokesperson did confirm for us that they will not be making any new title announcements at this year's CES.

Paramount similarly declined to make any new title announcements at CES, but as we first reported Monday, the studio is shooting down reports that it plans to abandon the format.
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You show support by releasing titles in the format. This seems very telling that the writing might be on the wall.
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On another note. CES announced that Toshiba has not canceled their presentation. They postponed it.
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It's beginning to sound like this whole format war is going to end much more quickly than most of us anticipated.
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When is the toshiba presentation?
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You show support by releasing titles in the format. This seems very telling that the writing might be on the wall.

I agree, but you have to remember it hasn't even been a week since Warner confirmed they were going Blu exclusive. HD-DVD and its supporters were put in a bad position and now they are probably scrambling to figure out their future.
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I agree, but you have to remember it hasn't even been a week since Warner confirmed they were going Blu exclusive. HD-DVD and its supporters were put in a bad position and now they are probably scrambling to figure out their future.
agreed, for all we know Toshi/Uni/Para could be working on a joint plan together...and that is why nothing will be announced till tohisba has its HD DVD talk.

On the other hand, things could be falling apart. no one knows right now and we won't until we hear it directly from them.
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When is the toshiba presentation?
I'm waiting to find out. I'm watching it live. They already stated this twice today. As soon as I know something, I'll pass it along. They said they are regrouping and looking into to certain recent activities. They vowed that "HD DVD is not dead".
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I'm waiting to find out. I'm watching it live. They already stated this twice today. As soon as I know something, I'll pass it along. They said they are regrouping and looking into to certain recent activities. They vowed that "HD DVD is not dead".
thanks, i can't wait to find out what they say. hopefully today!
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It's beginning to sound like this whole format war is going to end much more quickly than most of us anticipated.
Many were calling it over in Nov. of 2006, shrug.
 

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