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Microsoft: HD DVD demise won't hurt Xbox 360
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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 20 February 2008 12:03

 Microsoft did not say whether it will stop manufacturing the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 in the wake of Toshiba's decision to end its support of HD DVD

By Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service
February 20, 2008
InfoWorld

Toshiba's announcement to end production of HD DVD players and recorders will not affect the Xbox 360, even though Microsoft offers an optional stand-alone HD DVD drive for the game console, Microsoft said in a statement Tuesday.

"We do not believe Toshiba's announcement about HD DVD will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace," Microsoft said. The gaming function of the console is its main attraction, the company added.

The company did not say whether or not it will stop manufacturing the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360.

Earlier Tuesday, Toshiba formally announced an end to its support of HD DVD, a high-definition optical disc format meant to replace DVDs. Toshiba was the developer and main backer of HD DVD, and its capitulation handed victory to rival format Blu-ray Disc, which has been championed by Sony.  [InfoWorld...]  [Comments...]
 

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