I am a little confused why Warner said they would continue to support HD-DVD for another quarter and then pull the plug. That puts them in the position of spending resources supporting a format that they just torpedoed. That looks like self-sabotage to me. Paramount did it the right way.
Warner is still being weenies. They want to hold out a little longer to see if those stand-alone players start to make progress, and leave themselves a back door in case they do.