Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Does 360 do HD DVD?

  1. #1
    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    in a plane, high as fuck
    Posts
    5,637
    Or, is that 1080P option I'm seeing in the dashboard just for games?

  2. Games   -   #2
    Rip The Jacker's Avatar Retired
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Age
    31
    Posts
    6,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Or, is that 1080P option I'm seeing in the dashboard just for games?
    There is an HDDVD player add-on for the Xbox 360, it plugs in via USB and costs about 200 bucks I think.

    Keep in mind though, HDDVD is losing the format war to Blu Ray.

    *Proud PS3 owner* :p

  3. Games   -   #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Rip The Jacker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Or, is that 1080P option I'm seeing in the dashboard just for games?
    There is an HDDVD player add-on for the Xbox 360, it plugs in via USB and costs about 200 bucks I think.

    Keep in mind though, HDDVD is losing the format war to Blu Ray.

    *Proud PS3 owner* :p
    I think HD officially lost, mic check-


    http://www.videobusiness.com/a....html

    JAN. 4 | Warner Bros. Entertainment this year will begin releasing high-definition titles exclusively in Blu-ray Disc, dealing a severe blow to the HD DVD format.
    The studio hopes its decision will help end the format war, and boost the chances of high-definition quickly becoming a vital business. Retailers have long complained that consumers are too confused by two formats to adopt either Blu-ray or HD DVD.
    With Warner now in the BD camp, only Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertaiment/DreamWorks will produce and market titles in the HD DVD format.
    Warner will be joining other BD-exclusive suppliers Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lionsgate.
    Warner’s shift to Blu-ray becomes effective later this year. All new releases are expected to street in BD and HD DVD through May 2008. However, during those upcoming months, there will be a short lag between the Blu-ray/standard DVD release and the HD DVD release.
    “Warner Bros.’ move to exclusivity release in the Blu-ray Disc format is a strategic decision focused on the long term and the most direct way to give consumers what they want,” said Warner chair and CEO Barry Meyer. “The window of opportunity for high-definition DVD could be missed if format confusion continues to linger. We believe that exclusively distributing in Blu-ray will further the potential for mass market success and ultimately benefit retailers, producers and, most importantly, consumers.”
    Through last year, Warner had been touting its dual format strategy as a way to maximize high-definition revenue.
    But Warner management decided switching to Blu-ray exclusivity was necessary to match increasing consumer demand toward the format over HD DVD. BD does enjoy a far larger hardware installation base, due mostly to the millions of BD-equipped PlayStation 3 consoles sold. Earlier in the year, attraction for the PS3 seemed stalled, but the introduction of a relatively cheap $399 system reinvigorated the gaming system. “A two-format landscape has led to consumer confusion and indifference toward high-definition, which has kept the technology from reaching mass adoption and becoming the important revenue stream that it can be for the industry,” said Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. “Consumers have clearly chosen Blu-ray, and we believe that recognizing this preference is the right step in making this great home entertainment experience accessible to the widest possible audience. Warner Bros. has worked very closely with the Toshiba Corp. in promoting high-definition media, and we have enormous respect for their efforts. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

  4. Games   -   #4
    silent h3ro's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Detroit
    Age
    27
    Posts
    4,461
    Makes me proud that I own a PS3 - too bad it's a boring console atm. Where the hell is Metal Gear???

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •