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Old 02-02-07, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Driving the HD DVD Juggernaut: Microsoft's Amir Majidimehr

http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/featu...interview.html

This is a really good interview, actually. One of my favorite parts being:

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What about storage? I assume today's current HD DVD players are lacking in any considerable amount of hard drive space?

Yes. Current HD DVD players have around 128mb of non-volatile memory. And things like subtitles and graphics don't take up much space. But above and beyond that, yes, you would need to add additional storage. The Xbox 360 and PCs obviously have ample storage. The Toshiba HD DVD players have USB connectors for external storage. So that could be added.

Longer term, we think we can sort of blur the line between packaged media, in this case optical discs, and digital downloads. In that you can download all the extras, starting from the one disc you've bought. Because once you bridge from the optical to the Internet, you get the best of both worlds. You have the instant gratification of your original purchase, then you can also go online for added content -- anything from a new ending to the movie, to even a direct-to-video sequel for it, or other possibilities.

Sounds like any concerns over storage limitations with HD-30 can be solved with bigger hard drives...

That's what we've been saying -- HD DVD really has infinite storage. Because it mandates networking and Internet connection in the spec. So you really can go well beyond the disc itself. And the experience is seamless -- again, with HDi, the menus can be changed, as if the disc originally shipped with all that new material. It fully updates the disc.
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Old 02-02-07, 11:51 AM   #2
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And you say Sony talks out of their asses?
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Old 02-02-07, 11:54 AM   #3
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And you say Sony talks out of their asses?
Yeah. MS and HD DVD actually deliver.

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Sounds like a great marketing campaign! So, in closing, what do you want consumers, who may be on the fence between the two high-def formats, to know about HD DVD?

Look at the reality of the technology and what we are delivering; don't look at paper specs and hype. Look at the products in the market. We now have over 150 HD DVD titles, and the quality speaks for itself. People thought you needed a more expensive format like Blu-ray, and now they realize you really don't. When you look at HD DVD, it does everything we said it was going to do -- and then some. Which surprised even our biggest critics. That's been our motto -- deliver the best experience possible. Design it well from day one, get all the pieces together, and execute it well. And in the end, the consumer will make up their own mind.
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Old 02-02-07, 05:23 PM   #4
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HD DVD really has infinite storage.
Im sorry but that one above sounds so much like Sony that I almost had to laugh that its actually MS.
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