Paramount and Universal to go blu
A trustworthy source, Bill Hunt, Editor of The Digital Bits, writes that Paramount and Universal both are going through the legal bits and pieces of their contracts to minimize the effects when they jump on to the blu-ray train later on. It looks like the war might reach an end within a couple of weeks:
…sources continue to tell us that Paramount and Universal are going Blu, but sorting out all the legal details and organizing the logistics takes time. The Warner move was apparently well planned, but Paramount and Universal have only just started that process. They may or may not continue releasing HD-DVDs for a time – we’ll have to wait and see. But retailers are now seriously pressuring these studios to go Blu, and we’d be surprised if many mainstream stores still have HD-DVD hardware and software on their shelves come next Christmas.
The Digital Bits: Paramount and Universal are going Blu [formatwarcentral.com]