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#1 PhoneyVirus

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:00 PM

We're well past the whole high-definition HD DVDand Blu-ray Disc thing, but there's always the lingering question about the Xbox 360. Out the gate, it was Microsoft behind HD DVD and Sony behind Blu-ray. Every PS3 can play Blu-ray Discs, and the Xbox 360 could handle HD DVD with the now-extinct add-on drive.

Would Microsoft ever come around to making Blu-ray possible on the Xbox 360? Steve Ballmer made a comment that could lead us to think so.

The Microsoft CEO said the telling line in an interview, "Well I don't know if we need to put Blu-ray in there-you'll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories."

Of course, that's not a full-blown confirmation that a Blu-ray drive add-on is coming, but Ballmer's comment does appear fairly straightforward and confident.

Thus far, the only way Xbox 360 owners have been able to view new high-definition movies and shows is through the Xbox Live Marketplace with its on-demand rental system. That strategy won't be going away, Ballmer added.

"I think the future of movies is on-demand actually, as opposed to via distribution on physical media. So we're just going to keep driving forward and try to make [Xbox 360] the best overall entertainment experience, and not just gaming." Will the Xbox 360 soon be able to play Blu-ray Discs? Perhaps we'll know as soon as CES rolls around.


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:10 PM

this has already been posted, and another Microsoft offical said that he was wrong and that they are working towards streaming 1080p videos over xbl.

http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=694291

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(red_ring_of_box @ Oct 25 2009, 11:10 PM) View Post

this has already been posted, and another Microsoft offical said that he was wrong and that they are working towards streaming 1080p videos over xbl.

http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=694291


Just read it thanks lol

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:43 AM

no prob smile.gif




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