It looks like Image Entertainment isn't going to be jumping into the HD DVD pool anytime soon.

In a recent story from our friends at Home Media Retailing, Martin Greenwald, Image CEO, cites the costs to manufacture "high-definition optical discs would be 'very price prohibitive.'"

Speaking at "the B. Riley Investor Conference in Las Vegas," Greenwald went on to say that mastering one high-definition title "would be $40,000," as opposed to $2,000 for a regular DVD. In addition to this, he said the costs to press a high-definition disc would be $2, as opposed to $1 for a regular DVD.

"We have to wait until that price point comes down to a level that actually works for us," Greenwald stated.

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Evan Jacobs