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Microsoft’s PR team sent out this statement regarding the recent developments in the HD DVD camp and rumors that there will be a Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on drive in the near future:



“We do not believe the recent reports about HD DVD will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace. As we’ve long stated, we believe it is games that sell consoles and Xbox 360 continues to have the largest next-gen games library with the most exclusives and best selling games in the industry. We will wait until we hear from Toshiba before announcing any specific plans around the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. HD DVD is one of the several ways we offer a high definition experience to consumers and we will continue to give consumers the choice to enjoy digital distribution of high definition movies and TV shows directly to their living room along with playback of the DVD movies they already own.â€
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They should switch the HD-DVD drives for blu-ray drives for free or a small fee.

I didn't buy one but it would be fair.
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My bro bought one, he's furious. I doubt MS would do it though. Still, you never know; they did extend the warranty, so maybe they don't completely hate their customers.
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My bro bought one, he's furious. I doubt MS would do it though. Still, you never know; they did extend the warranty, so maybe they don't completely hate their customers.
lol, course they do
    
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Another reason to hate Micro---ah forget it
    
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
They should switch the HD-DVD drives for blu-ray drives for free or a small fee.

I didn't buy one but it would be fair.
FAIR?!?! FAIR?!?!? Good lord man, can I come join you in your version of reality?

People are just lucky it only cost them $199 to find out never to buy hardware until a format war is over.
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i wish, that would be amazing.
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People are just lucky it only cost them $199 to find out never to buy hardware until a format war is over.
Dont think I could have put it better myself, if the VHS/Betamax war taught anyone anything, its that consumers shouldnt jump on a bandwagon until all the big players have decided.
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They should switch the HD-DVD drives for blu-ray drives for free or a small fee.

I didn't buy one but it would be fair.
As nice as that would be, it is not necessary. Microsoft didn't make an error in selling them, so they have no responsibility to replace them with Blu-Ray drives.
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Dont think I could have put it better myself, if the VHS/Betamax war taught anyone anything, its that consumers shouldnt jump on a bandwagon until all the big players have decided.
It seems it not the "decided" it the ''bought'' whom seem to be migrating to BR.
    
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