South Korean Samsung made it clear at their CES press conference that they would not abandon HD DVD just yet.
A Samsung spokesperson said that "Samsung was surprised by Warner´s decision to exclusively support Blu-ray but that it will continue producing the dual-format player if market demand warranted."
"I don't think we can preface that the format war is over," said Kevin Morrow, marketing director of Samsung´s HD players. "There are still a number of companies involved and will continue to support HD DVD."
"There is still that HD DVD market segment that is not going to go away immediately, and I don´t know if it ever will," he continued. He also made it clear that they still would have announced their latest Duo HD player, the BD-UP5500, had they known about Warner Bros. in advance.
Source: Home Media Magazine