Saturday, February 23rd 2008

Microsoft Stops Selling HD-DVD Add-on for Xbox 360

Microsoft apparently didn't get the memo about HD-DVD being dead until late this week. Microsoft announced that the HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360 is no longer being manufactured. Those that have already been manufactured and haven't been sold yet will most likely be sold at a discounted price until they're all gone. Despite the fact that they are no longer making an HD-DVD add-on, Microsoft will still provide a full warranty for the thing. They will also provide as much support for the device as if HD-DVD didn't die earlier this week.Source: DailyTech
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35 Comments on Microsoft Stops Selling HD-DVD Add-on for Xbox 360

#1
spud107
another day, another nail . . .
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#2
Dangle
HD DVD is going to make a huge comeback!!:rockout:
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Dangle
HD DVD is going to make a huge comeback!!:rockout:
yea right after mexico takes over the world
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#4
das müffin mann
hey man their crafty, looks at their food its basically all the same, but sooo good they cane make 18 different dishes out of the same ingredients and call them different things and who knows they may have the next Hitler on their hands(minus the whole eradication of a race idea)
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#5
Kursah
HD-DVD still has a use imo, but I don't think movies will be it...But that kind of room for next-gen PC games might be a good thing. BluRay is good stuff, but I think HD-DVD will make a return...but maybe not in a similar context as we assume it right now...
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#6
panchoman
Sold my stars!
Microsoft will still provide a full warranty for the thing. They will also provide as much support for the device as if HD-DVD didn't die earlier this week.
sorry... had to point it out :toast:
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#7
jbunch07
ok so im just a lil curious....but does anyone know exactly why hd dvd just kinda flopped?
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#8
das müffin mann
everyone shifted to blu-ray(major movie studios) they were just all like "bitch blu rays better screw you hd-dvd" to which the the HD-DVD camp responded "oh no you didn't" when in fact they actually did
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jbunch07
by: das müffin mann
everyone shifted to blu-ray(major movie studios) they were just all like "bitch blu rays better screw you hd-dvd" to which the the HD-DVD camp responded "oh no you didn't" when in fact they actually did
haha thats funny!
but yea it kinda sux though maybe now ill be able to pick up an xbox for cheap?:D
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#10
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
by: panchoman
sorry... had to point it out :toast:
Fixed

by: jbunch07
ok so im just a lil curious....but does anyone know exactly why hd dvd just kinda flopped?
Because Sony owns a lot of movie studios.
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#11
jbunch07
by: Dark Ride
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Because Sony owns a lot of movie studios.
very true, but im sure they could have thought of another use for the format, i was looking forward to the price of blue-ray coming down but since hd dvd is out of the game i guess it wont be happening anytime soon! o well i can wait, need to fiinish my new rig anyway!:rockout:
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#12
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Just because im ignorant of the format, what are the key differences in HD DVD vs Blu-Ray?
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#13
jbunch07
all i know is that br holds more information the hd dvd
but as fas as tech specs go i cant say much sry
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#14
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Thats probably the only thing.

What would have been nice to see is having just movies on HD DVD and having all games and other PC like media on Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray is great for backup purposes.
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jbunch07
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Thats probably the only thing.

What would have been nice to see is having just movies on HD DVD and having all games and other PC like media on Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray is great for backup purposes.
i agree
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#17
spacejunky
by: jbunch07
ok so im just a lil curious....but does anyone know exactly why hd dvd just kinda flopped?
Sony paid off the studios to go exclusive Blu-Ray.
Here is a link

BTW What game would be good to stuff on a 50GB blu-ray disk? I really don't want a single game to take up that much space on my hard drive and I really don't like the idea of playing a game from a disk that can be damaged.
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#18
Ravenas
by: Kursah
HD-DVD still has a use imo, but I don't think movies will be it...But that kind of room for next-gen PC games might be a good thing. BluRay is good stuff, but I think HD-DVD will make a return...but maybe not in a similar context as we assume it right now...
The only future for HD-DVD is through Microsoft, and I'm talking digital downloads here. 10 years down the road, when internet infrastructre grows, Apple TV, HD-DVD, and Cable Companies will be going head on in the digital download market.

EDOT: And Sony will most likely have a market as well.
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#19
Ravenas
by: spacejunky
Sony paid off the studios to go exclusive Blu-Ray.
Here is a link

BTW What game would be good to stuff on a 50GB blu-ray disk? I really don't want a single game to take up that much space on my hard drive and I really don't like the idea of playing a game from a disk that can be damaged.
What's your point, HD-DVD paid Paramount to go HD-DVD exclusive:

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/format-war/hd-dvd-paid-150-million-to-studios-for-promotional-consideration-291491.php

You think this is just one sided on Sony's part, but it's not man...
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#20
jbunch07
by: spacejunky
Sony paid off the studios to go exclusive Blu-Ray.
Here is a link

BTW What game would be good to stuff on a 50GB blu-ray disk? I really don't want a single game to take up that much space on my hard drive and I really don't like the idea of playing a game from a disk that can be damaged.
ha sounds like something they would do!
its amazing what companies will do when they feel threatened
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#22
jbunch07
thats crazy, like sony really needs that much money come on now!
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#23
Ravenas
by: jbunch07
thats crazy, like sony really needs that much money come on now!
Sony just loaded out tons of money to win a format war that will be a substantial investment for at least 10 years if not more. Blu-ray will bring Sony amazing profits, but will start to die out just like regular DVD-9 is now 10 years down the line when digital downloads come forth, with newer and bigger infrastructures.

Point is, any money helps and it sounds like Toshiba is mad at MS.
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#24
jbunch07
by: Ravenas
Sony just loaded out tons of money to win a format war that will be a substantial investment for at least 10 years or not more. Blu-ray will bring Sony amazing profits, but will start to die out just like regular DVD-9 is now 10 years down the line when digital downloads come forth, with newer and bigger infrastructures.

Point is, any money helps and it sounds like Toshiba is mad at MS.
why would they be mad at ms?
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#25
Ravenas
Because MS used Toshiba as more of a tool to lower Sony's profits, and when the death of HD-DVD came around, MS did nothing about it, even though MS developed codec for the HD-DVD players. However, with the death of HD-DVD, comes the death of MSes plans for their codecs to be used with digital downloads, but that never followed through.

The point is, MS was there to help Toshiba win the format war, but instead they tried to use Toshiba to lower Sony's profits for an overall gain in console sales for the Xbox 360. However, that plan backfired on them as the PS3 is now outselling the Xbox 360, which can be related to the win for Blu-Ray.

EDIT: It should be known that MS could care less about a few million, why? Because MS makes billions in one quarter, meaning the loss has barely affected them. This is the nature of how MS treats its partners.
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