Originally Posted by MovieMinded
Downloading features is a really nice feature, but I'm sure it helps if you've got a Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive since you have that hard drive to load everything too. Toshiba should come out with a machine with a built in storage device or allow you to use USB Memory Cards to upload the data from your machine so it can be stored indefinately. I know the A1 has USB ports on it so maybe that's a feature they will add in a new firmware.
The 2nd gen players have USB as well. I would hope these come into use at some point. Like you said, maybe transferring data or adding storage. Maybe they will even let you hook up an external HDD.
I'm sure Paramount was looking at a lot of stuff that Universal has plans for. Shoot, they wanna sell stuff while watching the movie as noted on the website. I can see why the studios like the full interactive features on HD-DVD. It is just the tip of the iceberg so far on what they can do. Unless BD changes their specs, these types of features will be optional and I'm unsure why studios would waste their time and money designing them.
No one excuse me of being an HD-DVD fanboy, I'm format neutral. Just liking what I'm seeing on the red side recently.