"So, the first question I asked Rob Moore was... "Why would Paramount/Dreamworks choose the allegedly losing format in this format war?"
Rob responded that the keyword there was "Allegedly". It seems that according to their studies, the people that buy stand alone players - buy more dedicated film product... so, due to Toshiba's commitment to getting quality equipment at the under $300 barrier - means to the execs at Paramount, that this is the format to support
I then asked when the Indiana Jones set would hit and if it would be exclusive to HD. Rob responded that on the films that Steven directs, he wants the titles to be available in both formats - so those will be cross-platform titles. However, the rest of Dreamworks, Viacom/Paramount's world... those will be HD DVD exclusive for the next few years at least. Can you imagine Blockbuster not letting people rent Transformers, Shrek The Third, etc? Me Either. This format war is a fascinating chess game, isn't it?".