Microsoft Again Denies Xbox 360 Blu-ray, Claims Digital Downloads Are 'The Future'

By Aaron Linde, Mar 14, 2008 11:24am PDT

Citing digital movie downloads as the future of Xbox 360 media playback, Microsoft today ruled out the possibility of a Blu-ray add-on player for...


"GG Microsoft. I would have bought a 360 if it had an internal HD-DVD drive, but got a PS3 ..."

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Microsoft Denies Blu-ray on Xbox 360

By Aaron Linde, Mar 13, 2008 12:29pm PDT

Microsoft is not in talks with Sony to bring Blu-ray movie functionality to the Xbox 360, Xbox product manager Aaron Greenberg has revealed....


"Why would Sony give MS the cheapest entry into the Blu-Ray market?"

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Sony, Microsoft Talk Xbox 360 Blu-ray Support

By Aaron Linde, Mar 07, 2008 11:56am PST

Sony said that it is in talks with Microsoft concerning Blu-ray movie playback functionality for the Xbox 360, according to the Financial Times....


"Beat me to it. Seems like everyone is jumping all over the "Blu-ray on the 360" bandwagon when ..."

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Microsoft Drops HD DVD, Cuts Add-on Price to $49

By Aaron Linde, Feb 25, 2008 1:17pm PST

Microsoft has confirmed to Shacknews that it has ceased production of the Xbox 360 HD DVD player add-on, and units currently available at retail...


"HD DVD writers have always had a lot of problems with error rates. They stretched DVD ..."

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Toshiba Halts Production of HD DVD Hardware

By Aaron Linde, Feb 19, 2008 12:42pm PST

Electronics manufacturer Toshiba announced today that it will discontinue production of its HD DVD players and recorders, prompting many to sound...


"Not true, there a are clear annoying issues with BR. I don't really give a shit which format ..."

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Add-on Drops to $129.99

By Aaron Linde, Feb 06, 2008 12:21pm PST

The price of the Xbox 360 HD DVD player add-on has dropped from $179.99 to $129.99, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has...


"Dude, the HD-DVD is an add on peripheral to play HD DVD MOVIES. It has absolutely nothing to do ..."

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Microsoft Intentionally Sabotaging HD DVD and Blu-ray, Claims Director Michael Bay

By Chris Faylor, Dec 05, 2007 10:45am PST

Acclaimed director and aspiring game developer Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock, Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall) has lambasted...


"CDs are still of higher quality, and analog sources or digital sources of a higher bitrate are ..."

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Toshiba Denies, Undenies HD DVD Xbox 360

By Chris Faylor, Oct 26, 2007 11:26am PDT

Addressing rumors that Microsoft and Toshiba are prepping HD DVD-equipped Xbox 360 for late 2008 or early 2009, Toshiba has offered up two very...


"I dont think the gap is as much about cost of the system as it is that one system has lots of ..."

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HD DVD Xbox 360 Rumors Circle Back

By Chris Faylor, Oct 19, 2007 1:54pm PDT

Like a hyperactive toddler, the internet's well-worn gossip circle is once again entranced by the same shiny thing it was fascinated with months...


"I guess I was refering to games on HDDVD as an option where the game would also come out on ..."

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Microsoft Matches Sony's Blu-ray PS3 Incentive with Free HD DVD Offer in UK

By Carlos Bergfeld, Oct 19, 2007 1:09pm PDT

Teaming up with HD DVD promoter Toshiba, Microsoft has just announced an incentive for purchasers of its Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, giving U.K....


"Depends a lot on the title, as some are total crap, but others are drop-dead gorgeous. It also ..."

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Microsoft Brings Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to $179

By Nick Breckon, Jul 26, 2007 8:34am PDT

In the first news coming out of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Microsoft today announced it would lower the price of its Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on player from $199 to $179 starting next Wednesday.


"consumer wins if both are sucessful. Competition is a good thing. I dont want sony or toshiba to ..."

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