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I remember reading a statement somewhere from a Microsoft rep that a Blu-Ray add on would not be out of the question in the future if HD-DVD were to fail, or something to that effect. Sorry no link.
 

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I remember reading a statement somewhere from a Microsoft rep that a Blu-Ray add on would not be out of the question in the future if HD-DVD were to fail, or something to that effect. Sorry no link.


Thats exactly what they did say so that means don't expect it anytime soon.
 

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I heard HD-DVD was at CES but they focused on the hardware side of it while Blu-Ray was focusing on content.
 

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hey when it is totally hacked like the first one then you can use and drive with it


that is what I cant wait for is the hacks I got 7 XBOX 1"s because I love the media center part of it I can put one in each room and a couple elseware and have a huge library via my NAS being able to backup games is just a extra feature for me I still buy games I dont just copy rented ones I like the Linux project


when I can run something like SUSE or Ubuntu on a 360 and use the OpenGL it will look great and I will buy as many 360's as I can get especially if they get the HDMI port
 

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People were freaking out about a lack of HDDVD announcements at CES, even though thats not the forum for such announcements.


Instead they talked about HD-DVD players coming from a bunch of chinese manufacturers, which should push the cost down into the $200's......or lower, who knows.


Then later several HD's were announced, but not sure how many are HD exclusives or also going to be available on BD.


As for a BD add-on for the 360, if HD-DVD fails its always a possibility...of course they'd license the technology to microsoft, then immediately start implementing the ICT flags to disable HD content over analog
 

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People were freaking out about a lack of HDDVD announcements at CES, even though thats not the forum for such announcements.


Instead they talked about HD-DVD players coming from a bunch of chinese manufacturers, which should push the cost down into the $200's......or lower, who knows.


Then later several HD's were announced, but not sure how many are HD exclusives or also going to be available on BD.


As for a BD add-on for the 360, if HD-DVD fails its always a possibility...of course they'd license the technology to microsoft, then immediately start implementing the ICT flags to disable HD content over analog

Yeah, it was pretty funny in the HD DVD software forums. It was like a pack of hungry hyenas had turned on each other once they realized that HD DVD got trounced at CES by BD's new release announcements. People were basically jumping off a bridge on the news.


There are also rumors floating around in the HiDef disc forums that Universal may jump ship and become neutral, which would more than likely kill HD DVD since they are the ONLY exclusive film studio. At that point, I don't think it would take too long for MS to develop a BD drive as an accessory. But as another post mentioned, its nice for MS to have options in this area.
 

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Yeah, it was pretty funny in the HD DVD software forums. It was like a pack of hungry hyenas had turned on each other once they realized that HD DVD got trounced at CES by BD's new release announcements. People were basically jumping off a bridge on the news.

Yeah...I knew going into HDDVD that my movie collection would number less than 20 before the format died, but until Grand Prix, Forbidden Planet, etc wind up on BD then I'm a dual format supporter. Sometimes you gotta live in the NOW


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There are also rumors floating around in the HiDef disc forums that Universal may jump ship and become neutral, which would more than likely kill HD DVD since they are the ONLY exclusive film studio. At that point, I don't think it would take too long for MS to develop a BD drive as an accessory. But as another post mentioned, its nice for MS to have options in this area.

When last I checked, Universal still had a Hate/hate relationship with Sony, so I imagine it would take alot of potential $$$ for Universal to go format neutral.

(I believe I read that on here so I can't talk to where the hate comes from).


The BD list of releases contained exactly 2 films I'd even consider buying, so I wasn't really impressed because I didn't see any of the big-name movies I wanted. I dont understand releasing romantic comedies and such in HD when the added resolution offers nothing on films like that but you know, I'm not in BD marketing



I own a PS3 so no need for a BD add-on for me, but as the computer drives come out and come down in price (and eventually we get burners), who knows what the future could hold.


I want M$ to offer an 8-track and LP add-on so I can REALLY make a media center out of the system
 

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The BD list of releases contained exactly 2 films I'd even consider buying, so I wasn't really impressed because I didn't see any of the big-name movies I wanted. I dont understand releasing romantic comedies and such in HD when the added resolution offers nothing on films like that but you know, I'm not in BD marketing

To be honest, I didn't really look too hard at the Blu-Ray list announced after I heard that Casino Royale was coming out in March. I did notice some other movies that I will probably purchase, but that is the only one I really can't wait to buy. That movie will look and sound unreal in Hi-Def!
 

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I doubt it because they seem to be in the HD-DVD camp. If they did sell a BD add on I suspect 360 sales would improve.


If a BD add on was sold for approximately the same price as the HD-DVD add on, I would buy it in a heartbeat. The war would end for me.
 

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Isn't BR a technology pioneered or at the very least adopted and spearheaded by Sony? If so, don't expect Microsoft to be doing anything Blu-Ray in the future at all. Microsoft HATES Sony and wouldn't do anything to validate a Sony business innovation.


Reminds me of the time that Bill Gates was named Time's Man of the Year with Bono from U2. Someone asked Gates if, because of his newfound friendship with Bono, he would buy one of the special edition U2 iPods that were on the market. Gates went absolutely nuts at the thought of it. Even the ceremonial purchasing of just one iPod was enough to send him into a frenzy. Imagine bundling millions of blu-ray drives.


Don't hold your breath.
 
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