I wonder if microsoft xbox 360 will go blu ray now that hd-dvd is fading out!

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  1. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    I've had my 360 since September '06, and I've never had a problem either. Granted, I don't play it as much as a lot of people do, as I have all 3 systems, and need to spare time for watching movies (juggling all this stuff is so hard! :lol:), but it's never experienced any hiccups in performance.
     
  2. Reverenddave, that poll you mentioned really wasn't conducted by CheapAssGamer--it was posted by a forum member with the participants being self-selected, just like any poll a reader would put up around here. Sure it's interesting, but it's not really statistically valid and only confirms that people who have gotten screwed by a defective XBox are more likely to vocalize their experiences than people who haven't. You're right about the excessive amount of proprietary peripherals, though. That $100 wireless adapter is ridiculous (though I have to say it works very well...)

    I'm not so sure about Blu-Ray on the 360. Doing the smart, efficient thing isn't really Microsoft's deal. I would expect them to come up with some sneaky, underhanded scheme to continue to foil its competition just for spite. Hell, would we really be that surprised if Microsoft continued using HD-DVD for content delivery? I don't think it's likely, but that's the sort of arrogance we've come to expect from them I think.
     
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  3. geeare

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    i don't think it will be up to microsoft weather they make it blu-ray compatible or not.
     
  4. Reverenddave

    Reverenddave New Member

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    You're right that CheapyD himself didn't post the poll, but he did highlight it on the front page of CAG and ask people to vote. I think it provides valid insight into the CheapAssGamer community. You're talking about a group of hardcore gamers. And almost 2,000 out of 3,300 participants have owned a 360 console that's broken at least once. If the numbers were around 15%-20%, I'd agree that it's a vocal minority. But you just can't ignore those numbers.

    And based on my personal experience, those numbers are fairly accurate. Of all the people I know that own a 360, more than half of them have had it break at least once.

    Of course, that didn't stop me from buying one. And I'm very happy with it. I made sure to find one with the new Falcon chipset. I purchased the extended warranty. And I got the console sitting on top of an Antec Notebook Cooler to try and prevent overheating. But I'm mentally prepared for the eventual RROD.
     
  5. JW77

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    They can't really add on a BRD drive at this point, can they?

    At least as a requirement for gaming. (A movie player like the HDDVD drive would be okay.) Considering there are a shitload of 360s out there, it would be pretty shitty to make them all obsolete.

    Though probably not as shitty as the built-in self destruct that's in all of them now.
     
  6. KR~!

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    Well this can work a couple of ways- Sony makes money off the blu-ray add-on for the 360 - but the 360 which is already way ahead of the PS3 in North America then takes away the only real benefit the PS3 has over it- blu-ray capability. This helps keep the current 360 owners happy and feel no need to get a PS3 and may bring some on the fence consumers, who may like the 360 more from a gaming aspect but liked the ps3 because of the movie aspect, to feel more comfortable with the 360 by having the blu-ray option. This may be very smart for Microsoft. They can still keep their gaming console priced lower and have the add on for those that want it. I am not saying EVERYONE will skip a PS3 if Microsoft comes out with the add-on- I am just saying I can see the logic in it.
     
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    A great quote I will steal from someone on one of the forums:
    Its all about money for both money making giants and they both stand to make cash either way
     
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    Well, another way of looking at it is company's never make money on the systems themselves, but in the software. Maybe the logic Microsoft and Sony is using is this will increase the sales of both Blu-Ray discs and 360 games, since Sony knows PS3 is floundering in the NA market.
     
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    The least expensive computer Blu-Ray drive that Sony makes cost $199 and the cheapest one you can buy, a lite-on, cost $149-139.

    This would be a great move for Microsoft since it would allow people to get a Blu-Ray player for their TV's for less than $200, as long as they had a Xbox 360 and great for Sony since they can sell more Blu-ray discs.

    Everyone wins.
     
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    In case anyone's interested, here's the final result of the CAG Community Xbox 360 Failure Survey that was mentioned in an earlier post.

    3500+ Responses
    59% have experienced at least one Xbox 360 failure.
    24% had more than one Xbox 360 fail or one 360 fail more than once.

    http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175137
     
  12. ccmanson76

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    I Went Through 4 xbox360
     
  13. Reverenddave

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    According to the latest statement from Microsoft, there will be no Blu-Ray for the 360.

     

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