CES: Microsoft's Robbie Bach on the future of Xbox, digital entertainment

The San Francisco Chronicle, January 07 2008:

Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, sat down for a one-on-one interview with Chronicle technology reporter Ellen Lee before Sunday's keynote by his boss, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In the interview, Bach outlined the future of the Xbox and Microsoft's digital entertainment strategies. Bach - who shared the stage with Gates during the keynote - also detailed some of the announcements Microsoft has made at the show, including new deals to bring downloads of high-definition movies, TV shows and games to the Xbox 360.

And he talks about the company's "whole-home DVR" technology.

[ Contributor's Notes: The podcast's length is 13:06 minutes. Topics include the next Xbox, Xbox with built-in HD DVD, HD downloads and content on Xbox Live, Microsoft's "Connected Entertainment" strategy, Xbox's DVR capability, Wii-like motion sensor capability on Xbox, the Wii360, Zune vs. iPod, Zune Phone, Windows Mobile, and all-in-one entertainment device. ]

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