Xbox 360 might get HD-DVD

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by video gamer, May 11, 2005.

  1. video gamer

    video gamer Guest

    The past few months, all indications were that Xbox 360 (the next
    generation Xbox, Xbox2 to most people) would be getting standard DVD-9.
    dual layered DVD. but several reports now say that Microsoft is looking at
    both blue-laser formats, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. it seems that they're leaning
    toward HD-DVD, as they were in the past, before
    things seemed to go in the direction of having just standard DVD.

    (so Xbox2 might be back to where it started, having HD-DVD)

    http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=344487
    http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=upsell_article&articleID=VR1117922513&categoryID=18&cs=1

    quote:
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    " Microsoft is expected to announce this week that HD DVD will be a
    non-exclusive component of the upcoming Xbox 360."
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    quote:
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    " Details on the next-generation Xbox were scant from Edward Bland, global
    marketing general manager of Microsoft's home and entertainment division for
    Xbox, explaining that its major introduction will be held at the E3 show in
    Los Angeles the week of May 16. But he did note that "no decision has been
    made as yet for a blue-laser format" for Xbox. Bland noted that "either
    Blu-ray or HD DVD would be acceptable""
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    uh, and what about the supposed on-again, off-again merging of the two
    next-gen formats ? It seems to change everyday!

    who knows, maybe Xbox 360 (and Playstation3) will end up with both HD-DVD
    and Blu-Ray, one way or another.

    or maybe we'll see an all out format war, with a Playstation3-backed Blu-ray
    vs an Xbox360-backed HD-DVD
     
    video gamer, May 11, 2005
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    Boody Bandit Guest

    gosh gollygee and a whippy ding dong
     
    Boody Bandit, May 11, 2005
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