funny that in spite of that press release he was so coy about a forthcoming player in his email. Maybe Meridian would rather save up the thunder for CES.
That's a good possibility. Also, that press release Lotus links to is almost a year old. Things can change, and Meridian's support of HD DVD, BD, or both, may have evolved during this time in a different direction that the press-release (from a year ago) would indicate.
My personal bet is yours: that Bob's comments to me were more about holding back information to keep the thunder for a venue like CES. Though in his email he was clear to state that Meridian hadn't picked sides in this format war. Maybe we'll see dual-format support from Meridian.