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BBC: HD DVD camp implodes

The emerging story of CES so far is the seeming implosion of HD DVD. After the defection of Warners to rival Blu-ray camp, the format – backed by Microsoft and Toshiba – is left with just Universal and Paramount as the only major studios to support the hi def disc.

The HD DVD camp turned a crisis into a disaster when it cancelled its scheduled press conference at the show and then – perhaps unsurprisingly – cancelled all media interviews at the show. It's left observers with the impression that the HD DVD group is in disarray and on the verge of collapse.

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