Originally Posted by Davidelmo
I'm happy for them to stick with games.
I don't want my 360 as a BluRay player. I could buy a Blu-Ray drive for my PC if I wanted to do that. (I don't)
Besides, BluRay *still* has a TINY market share compared to just normal DVDs. I sure as hell wouldn't spend £200 on an add-on drive to watch movies that cost £20 each.
I really hope MS just stick to making the 360 an awesome gaming console and nothing else.
1.) Not everyone wants to watch their HD movies on their computer monitor. Most have HDTVs that are much bigger, in their living rooms, not connected to their computers, and have more comfortable seating(at least for groups of people). Plus, if pricing is similar tot he HD-DVD add-on it will be less expensive than a reader for the computer, or right around the same price.
2.) It does have a tiny market share compared to blu-ray movies. DVDs had a tiny market share compared to VHS tapes when they first came out, CDs had a tiny market share compared to cassettes when they first came out, and cars had a tiny market share compared to horses when they first came out. What is your point exactly?
3.) Amazon lists some blu-Ray movies for under £6(Spiderman 3 is just one of the, I'm not talking the cheap no name movies). They aren't really that expensive. Usually you can pick them up for $5-10 more than the DVD, which is well worth the picture qaulity, IMO. Though I understand there are some out there where it isn't, in that case a Blu-Ray drive would not be targetted at you. The drive would be marketted towards people that want a Blu-Ray player and don't want to spend insane amounts of money for a stand alone player.