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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:46 PM

(Japan) Xbox 360 HD-DVD Nov 22nd, Below 200usd?
Posted by XanTium | September 19 15:46 EST

 
From kotaku.com/:


According to my friendly neighborhood Shibuya sources, Microsoft will announce tomorrow (late tonight for those of you in saner time zones) that the Xbox 360 HD DVD player attachment will ship to its wee Japanese fanbase just in time for the holidays. Priced at a very reasonable 19800 yen (~168usd/~133eur) (20790 yen (~178usd/~140eur) with tax), my source was eager to mention its 1080p capabilities and Windows XP Media Center Edition compatability. Woo.

As we all know, pricing in dollars to yen to euros to whatever is not created equal, so speculating other regional prices on current exchange rates doesn't always tell the full pricing strategy story.


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:09 PM

that would be stupid for theirs to cost less than ours. dry.gif

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE(killab138 @ Sep 19 2006, 12:16 PM) View Post

that would be stupid for theirs to cost less than ours. dry.gif


No cause they need to lower their prices there for Japanese people to buy the 360.

Does anyone know if HD DVD players are going to be Region Locked?


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:40 PM

wow, if its less then $200...sony is gonna get butt raped.

And 1080p capabilities!?!? holy shitz0r!!! (not that i have a 1080p tv or anything)....hmmm

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:46 PM

If this holds true then right on Japan, the sad thing is we wont see this great price because America supports the 360 a bit more than Japan and we do not need to be woo'd! Good news none the less if true.

But yeah cool, give them a better deal MS, as more than most dislike your system and taste. Treat America like insolent dogs. Ha! While you are at it, give them a better price on the 360 system and a cool free game bundle. How bout' an autographed Bill Gates Gold Hentai poster. Sorry I am getting jeallous. We will never turn on you, as we have our pants down already, getting ass raped.

Edited by dmb062082, 19 September 2006 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:52 PM

My bet would be 199 or 249 US in the US market. My guess would mean it costs less in Japan and it has been strategically discounted in this region.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(Xbox-Scene @ Sep 19 2006, 08:53 PM) View Post

Windows XP Media Center Edition compatability

i know it ain't official.... but like what's that gonna do... we can hook it upto our PC? huh.gif if so they will be selling lot more then.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:54 PM

Don't get too excited about the 1080p. As of right now, it wont come with HDMI, so 1080p is out of the question. It is, however, very cheap and delivers a great picture at 1080i. There will be a new version of the 360 that will have HDMI, and that one will have the capabilities for 1080p, but I don't think that's coming till next year.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:55 PM

I don't see why Microsoft doesn't just release an HDMI dongle much like the VGA one.

Unless of course the output from that little jack is analog only.

Anyone care to elaborate?

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 11:01 PM

QUOTE(bmoney13 @ Sep 19 2006, 11:01 PM) View Post

Don't get too excited about the 1080p. As of right now, it wont come with HDMI, so 1080p is out of the question. It is, however, very cheap and delivers a great picture at 1080i. There will be a new version of the 360 that will have HDMI, and that one will have the capabilities for 1080p, but I don't think that's coming till next year.


I dont know why so many of u think that without hdmi u cant get 1080p. U CAN! and just fine at that. What u dont get is hdcp and with hdmi 1.3 new audio standards. And they are not gonna ship a totally different 360 with hdmi and a hddvd included they will be alienating the early supporters and thats a big buisness NO NO

Edited by [TONE], 19 September 2006 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE(Boydster @ Sep 19 2006, 11:02 PM) View Post

I don't see why Microsoft doesn't just release an HDMI dongle much like the VGA one.

Unless of course the output from that little jack is analog only.

Anyone care to elaborate?


Think it has to do with lack of HDCP. Do believe I read that on these pages somewhere...


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 11:32 PM

yea 200 bucks seams really good for this new tech,,, but i dunno if ill be dishing out 250 bucks cus for that ill just buy a xbox core for 50 bucks more. and if its more than 250 bucks imma sell my xbox and get a ps3
and rebuy when price drops,i dont want no dvd drive hanging out of my xbox cus space is tight enogh on my entertainment center aswell

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 11:43 PM

i wasnt gonna pick a HD format until sometime next summer but, if MS can deliver the xbox360 + Hd-dvd addon drive for 600$ i can see HD winning the format war. People will say for 100-150$ more then a standalone HD-DVD player i can get a video game console to entertain the kids and play some xbox live arcade games on. Also other people will say hell for 600$ i save 400$ that i woulda spent on a blue ray player and now i got a full video game console + hd-dvd player.

Edited by xboxmodder4life, 19 September 2006 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2006 - 12:28 AM

Someone, somewhere will come up with a region-free hack for the firmware. Just about every PC DVD-ROM or writer has one. The question is with shipping will it still be less than a U.S. version?

And, can you put up with "Miclosoft" on the front.

Edited by throwingks, 20 September 2006 - 12:29 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2006 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE(sicknasty413 @ Sep 19 2006, 08:47 PM) View Post

wow, if its less then $200...sony is gonna get butt raped.

And 1080p capabilities!?!? holy shitz0r!!! (not that i have a 1080p tv or anything)....hmmm


I guess this means that a dashboard update will be due to enable 1080p output. If MS really want to leave Sony high and dry, they'll sell these suckers for as little as possible. Once people have purchased a HD solution, they're less likely to even venture down other routes.





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