Commenting on Warner's decision to abandon HD DVD In favour of Blu-ray, Penello said:
"You can't say it's not a bummer, not a setback, but I've seen this battle declared over so many times.
"I want consumers to have a voice in this and I think there are a lot of consumers who bought HD-DVD who are going to have a say in how this shakes out."
No impact on Xbox
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Rumours suggested that Microsoft might launch a version of the Xbox 360 with a built-in HD DVD drive at CES 2008, a move that has subsequently been denied by the company. Bill Gates' swansong keynote on Sunday also lacked any significant Xbox developments.