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IF (1) HD DVD becomes obsolete and (2) MS can make money with a Blu-Ray player then YES they will make one...however 2008 may be too early for such a product depending on how HD DVD responds to the recent studio defection news...
Joined: 24-January 03
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Even at $135 with 9 free movies? Just bought another A3 today myself and it's fast approaching the price where it could easily go for mass acceptance if we can just get a little more support for it and inform the public that buying into the Sony marketing scheme is a BAD idea. For those of you who like sticking it to Sony though there is a possibility:
. . .360 owners in general who would like to see continued support for HD-DVD, feel free to make your voice heard. It's gained enough steam now to be posted on several of the high-def forums out there. If for no other reason then at least the tiniest chance to ensure that the anti-consumer folks over at Sony aren't put in charge of the next generation format. I dunno about you folks but I wouldn't mind continued support of high-def content on ultra cheap players. Good news is that both Paramount/Dreamworks and Universal seem pretty solid in their commitment to HD-DVD right now and there are some best selling titles slated for the first quarter from both and they have some excellent releases coming up later in the year.
. . .360 owners in general who would like to see continued support for HD-DVD, feel free to make your voice heard. It's gained enough steam now to be posted on several of the high-def forums out there. If for no other reason then at least the tiniest chance to ensure that the anti-consumer folks over at Sony aren't put in charge of the next generation format. I dunno about you folks but I wouldn't mind continued support of high-def content on ultra cheap players.
This post has been edited by jesterrace777: Jan 22 2008, 02:09 PM
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QUOTE(jesterrace777 @ Jan 21 2008, 09:31 AM)
Doesn't make sense since Microsoft's focus seems to be HD downloads via live and the fact that they are still supporting HD-DVD. If both of the others tank though it would make sense but for one fact. I don't see MS paying royalties to Sony for the technology (which they would have to).
I had planned to buy the HD-DVD addon but after the Warner Bros news I've decided to wait until shops start to REALLY drop the price. I'll still be buying one its just a case of when the price is right now. I'm happy with HD downloads and DVDs for now and don't feel the need to rush out and spend crazy money on a Blu-ray player.
Joined: 21-January 07
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Personally, I don't care either way, from a consumer stand point; I already own a PS3, so Blu-ray is covered. I'll purchase the HD-DVD add on for the 360 (don't worry fanboys, I owned the 360 first) because I want Serenity, Batman Begins, V for Vendetta and Transformers in HD.
However, for those who don't want to purchase a PS3, I think Microsoft should make a Blu-ray drive. They don't have to pay Sony directly, they pay the Blu-ray Disc Association, a group of 250 different companys.
Joined: 21-February 04
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Hell yeah thay should as half the films i want are on blu ray not on HD-dvd (I do have the addon) and I refuse to pay £400+ for a player and am concidering getting a PS3 just for this as its the cheap option to getting bluray