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Poll Results: Worth a try?

 
  • 35% (6)
    Yes, worth a try
  • 64% (11)
    Nope, not at all
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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by blade007 View Post
do you really need a source, it's business 101, hd dvd lost and blu-ray came up on top, to stay competitive in the long run, they'll have a built-in blu-ray player, it would be dumb not to, they're rejecting rumors because they don't want people to hold off buying a 360 now
There will NEVER be a blu-ray player in this generation of xboxes. 'Business 101' would dictate:

1.) It further confuses an existing pandelirium of SKUs

2.) It's yet another core product to develop, when they're already working on the next-gen platform and (gasp) a handheld psp-slayer, for which Zune was just a warmup.

3.) MS's biggest push right now is in direct downloads. They want to force you into that; blu-ray acknowledges the paradigm is dead if they install it.

4.) It wouldn't play games, which is lame.

You WILL see blu-ray in the next batch, whatever they name it (xbox 720 is weird imho)
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post #22 of 30
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Care to source that?
i agree. All just speculation right now. It would also put too many SKU's for the 360. And Microsoft has already said they will not use it (HDDVD or Blu-RAy to play games), so if they do release a BLu-RAy drive it will be a stand-alone system. They will alienate too many current customers if they do not offer it that way.
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post #23 of 30
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My brother got one, but only because he's going to void the warrenty anyways.
Lol. its like Microsoft selling a car with no wheels, and telling you that you'd void the warranty if you put any on.

Remember when consoles actually worked?. god bless Nintendo.

Impressed by the votes so far though.
post #24 of 30
360 with bluray is still just a rumor: http://gizmodo.com/386434/asus-subsi...u+ray-xbox-360.
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post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
Sounds sketchy, I vote no. Go with either the $250 one on amazon or wait for blueray.
The one on Amazon is $350, not $250. That is $150 more. The guy does not want to spend that much.
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post #26 of 30
Seems like a good deal to me
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post #27 of 30
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do you really need a source, it's business 101, hd dvd lost and blu-ray came up on top, to stay competitive in the long run, they'll have a built-in blu-ray player, it would be dumb not to, they're rejecting rumors because they don't want people to hold off buying a 360 now
i do agree that it makes sense business wise to have a blu ray drive, but why built in? They did not do that with the HD DVD drives, why now with Blu Ray? Just because it won the HD video war? I think a separate add-on drive is more Microsoft's style. They may be rejecting rumors because it is in fact not going to be in the 360.
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post #28 of 30
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i do agree that it makes sense business wise to have a blu ray drive, but why built in? They did not do that with the HD DVD drives, why now with Blu Ray? Just because it won the HD video war? I think a separate add-on drive is more Microsoft's style. They may be rejecting rumors because it is in fact not going to be in the 360.
The point would be to have an all in one console to compete with the ps3.

However, I think it would have to cost more then the ps3, and I doubt they would do it.
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I honestly would buy anything used/refurbed unless it was something like a music CD.
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post #30 of 30
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The point would be to have an all in one console to compete with the ps3.

However, I think it would have to cost more then the ps3, and I doubt they would do it.
I do not see them doing that. I see Microsoft selling it for like 99.99 as an attachment, instead of offering it in the system. I think if it is inside the system they will have to raise their cost, or take a loss (which they have been profitable for i believe 3 quarters now, so maybe they are willing to lose a little to compete). Only time will tell I guess.
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