After recent defections in the HD DVD camp, many were calling for an end to the next generation disc format wars. We weren't entirely sure that this was the case, but with new defections might indicate that the next-generation format wars may be winding down after all:
A New Line Home Entertainment spokesman confirms reports that the minimajor is following distributor Warner Home Video's lead in abandoning HD DVD and releasing all future next-generation titles only in the Blu-ray Disc format.
And HBO Video president Henry McGee says HBO, too, is "following the same policy as Warner Home Video."
As long as there are two competing standards both groups may only be succeeding in alienating potential customers for the time being.