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Tag: Hd Dvd

New HD DVD Models and Price Drops Coming From Toshiba?

New HD DVD Models and Price Drops Coming From Toshiba?
According to a report over at PC World, Toshiba may be announcing new HD DVD players as early as next week’s CES show in Las Vegas. In addition, price drops may be coming soon. When asked about the possibility of upcoming price reductions, Toshiba CEO Yoshihide Fujii was quoted as saying: “At first I thought the price threshold is $499.

Toshiba HD-Xa2: HD DVD Gets Decent Load Times

Toshiba HD-Xa2: HD DVD Gets Decent Load Times
The folks over at Home Theater Blog got their grubby little mitts on a Toshiba’s second generation HD DVD player, the HD-XA2 and we’re pleased to hear that the horrifically slow load times of the first generation HD-A1 and HD-XA1 appear to be a thing of the past.

Xbox 360 HD DVD Playback: Over 4.7 Million Lines of Code

Xbox 360 HD DVD Playback: Over 4.7 Million Lines of Code
In this post by Shaheen Gandhi, an engineer on the Xbox 360 Platform Team, a massive amount of code went into the HD DVD playback system for the Xbox 360. As a result of the complexities of decoding HD DVD audio and video content, as well as providing a user interface and DRM, over 4.7 million lines of code went into the HD DVD software.

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commercial Surfaces

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commercial Surfaces
This amusing commercial for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on has found its way to YouTube: Now is it just me, or is the dancer who does the DVD dance better than the main HD-DVD dancer?

Hp Shows External USB HD-DVD Drive

Hp Shows External USB HD-DVD Drive
The folks over at HP have shown the first of what is sure to be a number of HD-DVD drive add-ons for your PC. Hewlett Packard’s HD100 is an external HD-DVD drive that plugs into your PC’s USB 2.0 port and can read HD DVDs, DVDs and CDs.

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed

Xbox 360 HD DVD U.S. Price, Release Date Confirmed
In line with earlier predictions, it’s now been confirmed that the HD DVD add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will launch in the U.S. in mid-November for $199 USD. The drive will include a HD DVD copy of Peter Jackson’s King King remake for a limited time, and also comes with a universal remote control.

Universal Done With Blu-ray

Universal Done With Blu-ray
In another blow to Sony’s floundering Blu-Ray format, Universal Pictures has announced that it will be dropping support for the disc format. For the forseaable future, the will solely release high definition discs in HD-DVD format.

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Priced, Dated in Japan

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Priced, Dated in Japan
Kotaku has revealed information from a reliable source that Microsoft will announce a November 22nd launch for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive accessory in Japan. Pricing is expected to be a Blu-Ray killing 19800 yen (appx.

Rumor Alert: Xbox 360 to Get Built-in HD-DVD in 2007?

Rumor Alert: Xbox 360 to Get Built-in HD-DVD in 2007?
The folks over at NewLaunches are reporting on a rumor out of Taiwan that the Xbox 360 may get a built in HD-DVD drive in 2007. Optical disc drive industry insiders say that Microsoft is working on a revision to the 360 that would embed the high-definition video player into a new version of the game console as early as the first half of 2007.

Microsoft Posts Xbox 360 HD DVD Product Page

Microsoft Posts Xbox 360 HD DVD Product Page
Microsoft has just posted the product page for the forthcoming add-on HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360. No new details have been revealed at this point, but here’s hoping it’s an indication that the device is likely to be released soon.