It seems that not everyone is jumping off the HD DVD ship.
Samsung announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that it still plans to manufacture its DUO player, which is compatible with both the HD DVD and Blu-Ray formats. The story goes on to say that a Samsung representative said, at Samsung's press conference at the CES, that they were "surprised" by Warner Bros.' decision to go Blu-Ray exclusive, but that they will continue to support the HD DVD format.
"I don't think we can preface that the format war is over," said Kevin Morrow, marketing director of Samsung's HD players. "There are still a number of companies involved and will continue to support HD DVD."
Morrow went on to say that there will still be that HD DVD "market segment that is not going to go away immediately, and I don't know if it ever will."
After the Warner Bros. announcement that it is going Blu-Ray exclusive, there are currently only three major studios supporting the HD DVD format: Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Dreamworks.