The Money Times, by Daisy Sarma - January 6, 2008:
It has been an eventful Friday as far as HD DVD is concerned. Warner declared its preference for Blu-ray over HD DVD, and then the HD DVD Promotion Group canceled its CES press conference. The immediate reaction in the market probably is that it is doomsday for HD DVD. What will be more interesting to see is Microsoft's stand in the entire episode.
It seems Microsoft made the wrong choice as far as HD DVD is concerned. While many consider the fact of having to admit making the wrong choice embarrassing for Microsoft, one thing is for sure: Microsoft cannot escape making a choice. It is critical for Bill Gates to address this issue, and the sooner he does it the better.