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Microsoft to offer new HD DVD drive or not?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Sep 2007 19:35 User comments (4)

Microsoft to offer new HD DVD drive or not? Speaking at an Event in London, Microsoft's Mark Bennett seemed to indicate that the company would offer an upgraded HD DVD external drive peripheral for the Xbox 360 video games console. Several news articles cite him as saying the new hardware would support advanced HD DVD features such as picture-in-pictures (PIP) and interactivity functions. He also reportedly took some shots at Blu-ray's interactivity offerings.
However, it was reported later on that Microsoft said it would not offer a new Xbox 360 HD DVD drive and that the articles claiming it was under production were just a result of a misquote. It also denied plans of integrating HD-DVD drives into PCs in the future which were also previously reported.

Bennett did make an important announcement in London for UK and European Xbox 360 users however, saying that the company will begin offering 720p movie downloads like those it offers in the United States soon through Xbox Live. He said that the downloads would cost 480 Microsoft Points, which is about 4.

Source:
Inquirer

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4 user comments

128.9.2007 16:25

make up your minds dudes

21.10.2007 13:50

Exactly! They were even thinking of coming out with a 'Xbox 360 Ultimate'.


Proud PS3 Owner.



31.10.2007 14:01

ya man those execs should be ashamed of themselves. they don't even feel embarrassed denying today something they said yesterday.

41.10.2007 14:03

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Several news articles cite him as saying the new hardware would support advanced HD DVD features such as picture-in-pictures (PIP) and interactivity functions.
Is this a misquote? I thought the current 360 AO was fully functional with regards to HDi.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Oct 2007 @ 14:03

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