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DFC: Microsoft untroubled by Blu-ray win - Research firm underlines Xbox Live's delivery potential

Phil Elliot of GamesIndustry.biz writes: Market research and consulting firm DFC Intelligence has told GamesIndustry.biz that it believes Microsoft will be largely untroubled by the recent death of the HD DVD format and resulting victory for Sony's Blu-ray technology.

George T Chronis, DFC Dossier editor, pointed at comments made by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates in October 2005 regarding the next-gen DVD battle:

"The format that's under discussion right now, HD DVD versus Blu-ray, that's simply the last physical format we'll ever have," Gates said then. Even videos in the future will either be on a disk in your pocket or over the Internet and therefore far more convenient for you."

"Microsoft has never been wedded to any specific HD disc playback as an Xbox 360 feature necessity, only as an option," he said. "Therefore, given the 10 million-plus Xbox Live subscriber base, it is very likely that Microsoft will continue to actively pursue more deals with major media conglomerates to secure additional HD content for delivery via Xbox Live as its primary high-definition playback."

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THC CELL3260d ago

Get this

Who cares now ?

Blu ray can play films and games

WINNER!

Tip focus on winning the console war and not a disk format war
hint Make x box live free
You might just make it

Ps3 will live its 10 years life cycle and Ps4 will come and take the rest

Face it Microsoft Give up Please
Sony made the console life they are the gods of console

Microsoft are just Playing God and failing

Winter47th3260d ago (Edited 3260d ago )

I ain't NEVER wasting all those gigs and bandwidth downloading an hour and a half flick, sure maybe in 2017 I'll think about it, but for now, there's a much better alternative that doesn't require an Einstein-like mentality to figure out which is superior, a console that plays both your favorite games and a new HD format adopted by every major motion picture company out there, can't go wrong with that.

hardmetal3260d ago

"I ain't NEVER wasting all those gigs and bandwidth downloading an hour and a half flick, sure maybe in 2017 I'll think about it, but for now, there's a much better alternative that doesn't require an Einstein-like mentality to figure out which is superior, a console that plays both your favorite games and a new HD format adopted by every major motion picture company out there, can't go wrong with that," Winter47th said.

Anyway, I agree with you

resistance1003260d ago

'I ain't NEVER wasting all those gigs and bandwidth downloading an hour and a half flick, sure maybe in 2017 I'll think about it, but for now, there's a much better alternative that doesn't require an Einstein-like mentality to figure out which is superior, a console that plays both your favorite games and a new HD format adopted by every major motion picture company out there, can't go wrong with that.'

Agreed. My ISP gives me a 10GIG a month d/l limit, so i would only be able to 1 film a month which is crap considering i purchase at least 3 films a month. The not to mention the fact that my top internet speed is 2meg so downloading a HD film will take hours

vhero3260d ago

A agree on what you say HD downloads just cant happen right now as lets be honest 99% of ISP's limit your downloads these days with a few exceptions who really give unlimited but charge over the odds for it or has a catch. Simple fact is nobodys gonna blow a months bandwidth on a couple of HD movies. Also people like to have there collection stacked on a shelf not to mention not waiting for downloads. PLUS MS films you download are temp not permanent so after a couple of days its gone and you gotta pay to watch I think a home delivery dvd/bluray rental service would be a LOT cheaper and more convieniant

actionjackson3260d ago (Edited 3260d ago )

Good point. There are a lot of issues surounding digital downloads, and ownerships rights are definitely one of the biggest. Second, I'm a bit baffled how MS wants the masses (at this current time) to comprehend and use digital downloads, when the idea of HD is a tough pill to swallow for the casual market. Granted, gamers (which tend to know technology) understand the way things work. However, how do they propose we teach our parents, grand parents, siblings, and friends how to use download services, when these same people are having a hard time understanding that Blu-Ray is an HD format, played on an HD TV? Digital downloads may be the next generation, but to implement this technology for the masses, at this stage in the game, seems farfetched. DD is great in theory, but not the right time.

Citizen Cook3260d ago (Edited 3260d ago )

M$ know the future. They know what we want before we do. TRUST M$

HA HA HA HA!

smitty3260d ago

What about the 200K people that bought the XBox HD-DVD add-on. Another brick in the wall? Glad to see Microsoft cares about it's customers.

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