Next Friday will see the release of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive in Europe. The XCN recently interviewed Harvey Lee, Platform Marketing Manager for Xbox 360 Europe about the drive.
I really hope its not delayed again!!
I'm from the UK, and I'm going to hold back on the HD-DVD for the X360.
Reason being? Region Coding. The UK always gets crappy versions of movies, or we have to wait months for movies to be released when they've been in the states for ages.
Soooo....will a US HD-DVD X360 work on a PAL X360??
...that guy was BRUTAL; he slammed Sony on EVERY POINT. O_o
I have it and it works perfectly . The picture in comp. or vga is lifelike. For the price nothing can touch it !
HD-DVD has an edge over Blu-Ray, anyway. I saw a comparison of three movies in both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats, and the HD-DVD versions came out on top in all three comparisons. HD-DVD is also currently outselling Blu-Ray by a wide margin. I don't believe that PS3 is going to influence the market for Hi-Def movies like Sony thinks it will. In the end it's going to end up on the shelf alongside Betamax, Mini-Disc and UMD.
'When you hear "you need Blu Ray for the best HD games" what you are really hearing is "Our compression is not as good so we need you to buy our larger capacity discs please"'
I can't wait to go spend $200 on a product that will put my system in the same price range of a PS3 without Wi-fi, memory card support and 40 gigs shy that i can't upgrade until MS decided to give me premission to spend $200 more on another HDD.
I checked games for both the 360 and PS3 are $60, if sony charges you $10 more cause of BLu-ray, then what's MS reason for charging you $10 more for a game on DVD-9. And don't say Gears of war cause the games have been $60 since launch.
Sorry but that article has the most false info i have seen in awhile. Since when cant Blu Ray have VC-1 as a codec? Umm wrong.
And its Blu Ray not BLUE RAY you dolt Neil Vaughan .
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