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Microsoft Says No Blu-ray For Xbox 360

Postby Grain on Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:31 pm

If pretty much every company involved in either of the two new formats past record holds true reguarding hidef rumors, this denial will result in an anouncement in about 7-10 days confirming the add-on BD drive :lol:
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:58 pm

Here's the quote everyone is going nuts over:

"Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience,"


The way I read it, he's saying there won't be an Xbox 360 with a built in Blu-ray drive. There's no mention of the addon.
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:30 pm

"Xbox experience" eh? This could be interpretted in various ways.
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:40 pm

By the way, I think it would be a SMART move for Microsoft to release a Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360. This product would probably take away sales from the PS3, which Microsoft would definitely be interested in doing. If they DO wind up releasing a Blu-ray add-on, I suspect it would be manufactured by someone like LiteOn and have almost nothing to do with Sony or the BDA in general.
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Postby Grain on Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:47 pm

Wesociety wrote:By the way, I think it would be a SMART move for Microsoft to release a Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360.


I agree.
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:08 pm

I've been thinking about buying a console for the upcoming Star Wars game. The PS3 has been the obvious choice for me as it supports Blu-ray but if the Xbox supports it too, I might go that way as the online experience is better.
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Postby Grain on Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:08 am

I'm also deliberating on which to buy. My biggest concern right now is the supposed fan noise from 360's. Also, IMO they are overpriced VS the PS3, 20GB 360 @ $350 VS 40GB PS3 @ $400, but it has a BD player.
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Postby vinnie97 on Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:54 am

I suspect a pricedrop is imminent.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:26 pm

vinnie97 wrote:I suspect a pricedrop is imminent.


Yes, I've heard that price drops for both systems are quite close now. The PS3 has actually been selling above cost for a little while now, so it's usually a good bet it'll drop in price when that happens :P ("above cost" does not include the huge amount of $$$ spent on R&D, only the raw cost of manufacturing the PS3 itself)
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