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Old 05-23-2008, 11:47 PM   #1  
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:17 AM   #2  
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Fast forward a few months.

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"Microsoft has always believed BD capability along with the Xbox 360 would give consumers the greatest experience possible and we have always contended that BD would be a feature of the Xbox console as soon as such was feasible," says Microsoft spokesperson. With that we are happy to announce the Xbox360+BD.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #3  
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Microsoft's attitude toward this has always been suspicious.

With HD DVD gone, why wouldn't they offer a BD drive for the 360? If there was demand for it and they chose not to, then they have some other agenda which could be affected by Blu-Ray (such as HD downloads). If that is the case, then you can be assured they will not offer a BD drive for the 360, as fulfilling the desires of 360 owners would be secondary to the agenda.
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:44 AM   #4  
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We will know something when they show up on store shelves, or they don't. Only time will tell, I'd say it's 50/50.
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My xBox 360 runs loud when I play games. I'm not sure how it is with the hd-dvd player attached. I've heard of the PS3 60Gb running loud while watching movies. I don't like when someone vacuums while I watch tv.
Do you think this has anything to do with microsoft not releasing a blu-ray player? yet?
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #6  
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Fast forward a few months.
i have never trusted ms as far as you could throw them.
kim is a idoit.
wasn't bill gates the one who said years back the internet wouldn't be a big deal.
these guys shouldn't be allowed to make statements like these for the company. they may be good at what they do ,but making statements like this should be kept to themselves.....ask hillary!
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Hillary works for MS? Now that explains a lot!
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No, Hillary works for Sony.

Just kidding boys and girls.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:34 AM   #10  
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i have never trusted ms as far as you could throw them.
kim is a idoit.
wasn't bill gates the one who said years back the internet wouldn't be a big deal.
these guys shouldn't be allowed to make statements like these for the company. they may be good at what they do ,but making statements like this should be kept to themselves.....ask hillary!
I think you can trust Microsoft. The company makes business decisions to benefit Microsoft and only rarely makes a bad one, that is something you can count on. I am not clear on why Microsoft thought it was good business decision to go against the industry by backing HD DVD and causing that absurd format war and I don't know why Microsoft is basically sitting on the sidelines as far as Blu-ray now. What I can trust is that Microsoft has a business reason for both business decisions. I do think the HD DVD decision was a bad one and wish the company would put some muscle behind Blu-ray, but that hasn't happened and it appears Microsoft will only get involved when there is really no other choice, meaning lose business or offer Blu-ray options for the XBox 360. I don't think the lost business amounts to much yet and therefore Microsoft continues to wait.

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Well being from the Northwest, lemme just say Bill Gates' ability to see the future is HIGHLY overrated.

He is not the prophet and genius he's made out to be.
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Blah Blah....Microsoft has no alternative do they?
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Blah Blah....Microsoft has no alternative do they?
Sure they do. Why would they not have a choice.
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Well they might decide to make HD DVD their gaming format. Sure movies won't be coming out for it any more. But Microsoft can still push out games on the format right?
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If the BDA were to accept HDi as either a replacement or in addition to BD-Java then you would definitely see M$ get into the game. But since there is NO royalty or licensing money for them, to be made in , why would/should they make this leap?
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