Xbox 360 might have HD-DVD (again!)

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Guest, Jul 30, 2005.

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    Guest Guest

    The Microsoft-Toshiba HD-DVD Alliance Changes Xbox 360

    The new console will include HD-DVD

    It didn't take long for the first effects of the partnership between
    Microsoft and Toshiba announced yesterday to appear. According to the
    statements made by Bill Gates in Japan, Xbox 360, the new gaming console
    will include HD-DVD drives. Considering that such a decision would postpone
    the launching date, Microsoft will equip the initial models with classic DVD
    drives, and only after the new HD-DVD are ready, the Xbox will incorporate

    Xbox 360 going into the HD-DVD side is an important advantage for Toshiba
    and in the same time a response to Sony's announcement that the new Play
    Station 3 will incorporate the Blu-Ray standard.

    Up until now, the Play Station sales exceed Xbox's, but the fact that
    Microsoft will be launched before PlayStation 3 makes some analysts say this
    situation will change.

    Gates also said that the Microsoft-Toshiba alliance is not a unilateral
    partnership and that many of the equipments manufactured by the Japanese
    company, such as the Tablet PCs will be based on Longhorn, Microsoft's
    future operating system.
    Guest, Jul 30, 2005
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    Doug Jacobs Guest

    Ok then. Thanks, Microsoft for telling me to buy a PS3 while you figure
    out this HD-DVD thing...
    Doug Jacobs, Aug 2, 2005
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