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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...

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

- baronzemo78 see all 84 comments

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....

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

- raspu2n see all 30 comments

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....

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

- nakedsavage see all 29 comments

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...

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

- theflux see all 24 comments

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...

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

- hornoxe see all 84 comments

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...

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

- FormerHPB see all 21 comments

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...

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

- Serpico74 see all 119 comments

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...

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

- godm0de see all 14 comments

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...

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

- jazz_uc see all 47 comments

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....

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

- theflux see all 6 comments

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.

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

- gyokuro see all 43 comments