X360 HD-DVD announcement.

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http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/events/e32006/articles/20060507-hddvdexplained.htm


'This new accessory will connect to the Xbox 360 console with a USB cable, enabling it to harness the power of the Xbox 360 console for the HD video outputs and digital surround sound. As an accessory, it becomes another shining example of the flexibility of Xbox 360 designed into the console in order to grow and add new features. It's also just one of several new accessories being announced at E3.'
 
interesting...but will Microsoft allow games to be played on the HD-DVD drive, or will all games have to be through the main drive?
 
Nah, HD-DVD is only for video playback. Games will remain on DVD9.
 
Kinda pointless now, they should've had it standard with 360 and not just for video playback imo. How much will it cost?
 
batman44 said:
Kinda pointless now, they should've had it standard with 360 and not just for video playback imo. How much will it cost?

Price will be announced at E3 this week.

Its not part of the gaming side of X360 because it opens up a whole mess with games being on both DVD and HD-DVD. Forcing people to upgrade so the can continue to play games is a dangerous thing to do.

Microsoft are marketing the drive as a cheap entry into the new HD video market ... The aim is to get people to buy this instead of a PS3 to get into HD video.
 
Mentok said:
Price will be announced at E3 this week.

Its not part of the gaming side of X360 because it opens up a whole mess with games being on both DVD and HD-DVD. Forcing people to upgrade so the can continue to play games is a dangerous thing to do.

Microsoft are marketing the drive as a cheap entry into the new HD video market ... The aim is to get people to buy this instead of a PS3 to get into HD video.

I figured that making peole upgrade to HD-DVD for gaming would be a bad idea, although I wish Micrsoft had still implemented it originally for games. The 360 and PS3 are pretty similar powerwise, but I can see a definate edge going to PS3 with games being able to use the storage space on a Blu-Ray.
 

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