HD DVD, the high-definition video format Microsoft was backing, felt four possibly fatal blows last week.
So where does that leave Microsoft, which sells a $130 add-on HD DVD player for its Xbox 360? What about the possibility of switching to a Blu-ray player as an add-on?
The Seattle Times asked a spokeswoman with the PR firm that handles Xbox for comment on Microsoft's plans if HD DVD should officially bite the dust. The company responded with an e-mail on Friday.