Blu-Ray on Xbox 360??

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by 03Mach1, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Posts:
    15,265
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +26
    Ebay:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/12/xbox_360_blu-ray/

    Even if Blu-Ray wins the format wars, Microsoft won't be left empty handed.
     
  2. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Posts:
    3,700
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    The real question is whether the PS3 will be the life preserver that keeps Blu Ray afloat, or if Blu Ray will be the anchor that sinks the PS3.
     
  3. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    19,770
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +46
    the real question about blu ray is, is it backwards compatiable, or do i have to go out and re-buy my entire dvd collection for it?

    i still predict that it will go the way of the beta max. and into the trashcans of many thrift stores after no one will buy them used in 10 years.

    i am so not buying a new dvd player just so i can watch a blu ray dvd...
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Posts:
    17,236
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +30
    Ebay:
    YouTube:
    I believe it IS backwards compatible. This is a good move on Microsoft's part, I was actually wondering if they would do this the other day.

    Sony shot themselves in the foot by forcing this on us, with no alternative.
     
  5. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Posts:
    6,505
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +11
    i think it'd be good for them so long it ain't a Sony brand external drive...
     
  6. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Posts:
    3,583
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    If we were to discuss future formats, Blu-Ray isn't it. It is another attempt by Sony to release a "new and improved" format like all of their OTHER proprietary formats (Memory Stick, etc). Honestly the next disc format would likely be DVD-HD (HD can stand for High Density AND High Definition).

    Once I get back to work, I'm seriously considering an XBox 360 instead of the Wii. I just don't know about Wii's untraditional control system. I'd have to try it to see how it works and feels.
     
  7. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Posts:
    24,401
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +27
    *coughs* The latter. *coughs*
     

Share This Page