It seems that despite HD-DVD and Blu-ray's bold proclamations about their products, the fly in the ointment really is the fact that bringing a new format to market is a very complicated process.

In a recent article from our friends at The Digital Bits, it appears that their industry sources have continually made it clear that "there remain ongoing difficulties in authoring, QC-ing and finalizing bug-free movie software for both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc," which is why announcements for the formats haven't been as official as some might like.

This most likely explains why studios like Paramount, Disney, Universal and Fox are essentially sitting on the sidelines as these things get worked out.