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Old 01-02-08, 10:08 PM   #13
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Well for us who already bought a 360 elite and the add-on hd-dvd drive this kind of sucks.
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Old 01-02-08, 10:29 PM   #14
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I don't see why it would be a huge deal if they integrated an HDDVD drive. Everyone knows its going to happen. And it's not like it will render older 360's obsolete. Games will still be on DVD's, you can just play HDDVD movies without the attachment is all.
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Old 01-02-08, 10:50 PM   #15
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Right now I think this is all speculation:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/01/x...rive-as-usual/

MS has always denied they'd do it because they don't want to force the HD-DVD format down the throats of their 360 buyers. I guess we'll find out for sure if this is just a rumor next week at CES.
of course they will force it down the consumers throats, they have a vested interest as they are one of the companies supporting it.

case in point: Vista.

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Microsoft and Toshiba jointly announced that they would cooperate in developing high-definition DVD players.[24] In a top-level meeting in July, Microsoft's Bill Gates argued that the Blu-ray standard had to change to "work more smoothly with personal computers". The Blu-ray Disc's representatives defended the technology.[25]

On August 22, 2005, the Blu-ray Disc Association and DVD Forum announced that the negotiations to unify their standards had failed.[26] Rumours surfaced that talks had stalled; publicly, the same reasons of physical format incompatibility were cited[21][25] In the end of September, Microsoft and Intel jointly announced their support for HD DVD.[27]
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Old 01-02-08, 11:30 PM   #16
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Having the HD-DVD drive integrated would be a nice boost for HD-DVD
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Old 01-03-08, 12:42 AM   #17
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Well for us who already bought a 360 elite and the add-on hd-dvd drive this kind of sucks.
You better not buy tv's or cars or anything like that then, because they bring out new features EVERY YEAR!

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Old 01-03-08, 09:54 AM   #18
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Having the HD-DVD drive integrated would be a nice boost for HD-DVD
True, but I think part of Microsoft is concerned that id BluRay takes off, they might just add that to any "ultimate" edition. So a game of wait and see is being played.
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You better not buy tv's or cars or anything like that then, because they bring out new features EVERY YEAR!

sometimes even sooner
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Now if we can just get Toyota to put the 3.5L V6 in the 08 Solara, which currently has the crappy 3.3L V6, everything will be just dandy!
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If it will be made by Toshiba at least it won't break too soon

Integrated HDDVD ? Nice, as long as games are still on DVD. BTW. the separate HDDVD player is a nice addon for PC users too. I can watch my HDDVDs on PC and television without the annoying sound of the Xbox fans.

Also, do you know that while the drive is technically a PC drive, its firmware makes it behave like a standalone player? That makes it really invaluable to certain people. Sometimes I think Microsoft does certain things on purpose!
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Old 01-03-08, 02:09 PM   #22
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I don't see why anyone is getting upset about this OR calling it "pc-like".

It's more car, or TV, or amp or heck..electronics-like than anything else.
I think it's an awesome idea.

Your old 360 will play the same games the same way it used to even when this comes out.

As to the shoving HD DVD down the throat...they aren't forcing anything down anyone's throat. Don't want it? Don't buy it!

Just like with anything else, early adopters always get less in the long run in the case of most electronics however they get the benefit of that item alot longer than the late adopter.

Fair trade I'd say.
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One thing I don't get..they tout the 1080p HDMI thing like it's a new feature. My 360 Pro does 1080p via HDMI now...so does the Arcade.
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i see no problems with this 360 release. as long as my 360 can still play games, i dont care
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