Blu-Ray backed by Warner and Disney

Man, I really wish this crap was over.   To me, it looks like this may be the major turning point in the whole HD DVD / Blu-Ray mess.

I presume that Microsoft will simply release a Blu-Ray player for the Xbox 360 😉

  3 Replies to “Blu-Ray backed by Warner and Disney”

  1. dp
    January 7, 2008 at 11:00 am

    There’s 3 paths MS could go here:
    1. Release a Blu-Ray drive for XBox 360.
    2. Don’t release drive, but allow for XBox Live to consume newly (rumored) NetFlix ondemand service.
    3. Continue to obstinately insist on HD-DVD winning out.

    Unfortunately, I’m only seeing one of those as the most likely scenario.

  2. January 7, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Which? I am interested 🙂

    I do not think Microsoft are that “blinkered” to think that HD DVD is the only way forward. I also think they understand that in a lot of the world people still have crappy internet connections (myself included).

    So… I still believe that a Blu-Ray drive will happen, and I am willing to bet that somewhere in the Millenium Buildings of Microsoft there is a prototype of such a device.

  3. dp
    January 7, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Maybe you’re right. I also agree that the sooner the religious war of Blu-Ray or HD-DVD is over, the better.

    I’m curious to find out what, if any, plans MS might have to battle/partner-with Netflix. I’d imagine that Neflix’s 6000 movie on-demand service, which they appear to be setting up a service that hardware providers consume, would definitely make the XBox’s rental service that much more compelling.

    we’ll see.

    great blog btw.

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