Wired reports in "Blu-Ray Chickens Out Of Debate: Format Problems Looming?" on November 27, 2007:
The Blu-Ray consortium has backed out of a proposed debate with representatives of HD-DVD, avoiding tricky off-the-cuff discussion of format problems more easily wished away via press release.
"Today was supposed to be a fun day, a day where (Gizmodo's Brian Lam) moderated a discussion between HD DVD and Blu-ray, where the bullshit would be kept to a minimum as both parties insta-fact checked each other's propaganda in real time. Delicious sounding, isn't it? Well after a few months of getting them to commit, Blu-ray canceled, citing wishes not to upset their current momentum."