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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    They have to add blue-ray to the next re-incarnation of the x-box 360 probably 360 v3 or whatever they are upto now, will be before end of year. But no doubt cost more.lol

    Would make no sense not to, as I'm sure a large part of the market is waiting for it.

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    I dont care what the games come on but it would be nice if they started caching some of the game data to the hard drive in the 360 instead of having to wait for it to load from the damned CD, the bigger games get the more time your going to be sat waiting for the cd...
    You only have MS to blame for this, they decided that the 360 must come in different flavours, with & without hdd. All games have to run without hdd involved, yes there are some minor exceptions (FFXI)

    Quote Originally Posted by neiledavies View Post
    They have to add blue-ray to the next re-incarnation of the x-box 360 probably 360 v3 or whatever they are upto now, will be before end of year. But no doubt cost more.lol

    Would make no sense not to, as I'm sure a large part of the market is waiting for it.
    The market is not waiting for a Blu-ray equipped 360. All it will do is confuse the market even more, with/without Hdd. With/without Blu-ray, DvD/Blu-ray games (both would need to be supported). Makes a complete mockery of what a games console should be. Simple!

    The only time it makes sense to use Blu-ray will be in the next generation.

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit View Post
    You only have MS to blame for this, they decided that the 360 must come in different flavours, with & without hdd. All games have to run without hdd involved, yes there are some minor exceptions (FFXI)
    Yeah but how hard would it be for the game to check if space is available and then use it if its there?

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Thats exactly what I just said, lol
    That's exactly why I agreed.

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    i'd still like to see an addon drive for movies that is reasonably cheaper than a stand alone blu ray player much like the hddvd drive was

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    An addon drive would be nice. I say it would HAVE to have really good upscaling tech or i'd jsut get a proper dedicated bluray player.
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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    An addon drive would be nice. I say it would HAVE to have really good upscaling tech or i'd jsut get a proper dedicated bluray player.
    I seem to use my PC for everything, so I'll just get a "HD" drive for the PC, given time.

    I was initially going to get a combined BR/HD-D Drive for my PC (which I watch all my movies on), but now HD-DVD is dying out, I'll just wait till RE Blu-Ray drives come down in price a bit (about £70-80 preferably), then dive in.

    With (excellent) programs like PowerDVD on the PC, I don't see the need, personally, for any other hardware.

    I feel the same way about the 360 I should add. My brother was trying to get me playing his 360 today, but I couldn't get on with the controller.

    I appreciate it's likely just personal choice, combined with a "minimalist" attitude (one "piece of junk" is easier to look after), but I prefer
    • gaming on the PC (with my Logitech Trackball and Microsoft WED8000/Belkin N52 keyboard(s))
    • watching movies on my PC (using CyberLink & (small) HD Screen)
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    Anyway, that's majorly off topic.

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    Re: XBOX360 Blu-Ray Support?

    i wonder how much its gonna cost,still aint got the hd 1 cos it was pretty expensive.hope they incorporate into the console like the ps3(worth a try!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedman 001 View Post

    ... still aint got the hd 1 cos it was pretty expensive.
    "Was" is right... 'coz it certainly ain't expensive now!
    I've seen 'em with two HD-DVD's (in GameStation IIRC?) for just £25
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    im all for the HD dvds atm cus of the price personally i wont b using the blu ray cus of the prices
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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    It's a pity MS didn't make use of the HD-DVD drive for games even if Movie companies had given up on HD-DVD. Would have solved the space issue.

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    It would have to be in a brand new console, not a 360 refresh, this would alienate their gamers already even further. So maybe XBox 3? Lets hope they get their heat problems and RROD sorted for the next one.

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom Cry View Post
    It's a pity MS didn't make use of the HD-DVD drive for games even if Movie companies had given up on HD-DVD. Would have solved the space issue.
    Kinda of an issue with production of the actual HD-DVD disks stopping
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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    microsoft will never support blu ray movies through the 360, because they want people to buy movies via the xbox live store

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    It will take ages to download an HD movie and even then it will be heavily compressed.

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    Re: MS to support Blu Ray on XBOX360?

    Quote Originally Posted by mnstar View Post
    It will take ages to download an HD movie and even then it will be heavily compressed.
    The 720p ones they have on there run to about 5-6GB and dont take long to download. They actually dont look at all bad! Infact I was quite impressed with the quality compared to SkyHD.

    Still a bit too expensive though and the 24 hour re-watch period is tight.

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