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Old 08-02-2007, 12:23 AM
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I was working at target today and the 2 MS reps. came in to check the games, consoles, and etc. So of course I asked a few questions.

Is the price drop true?
Check out the news on AUG. 8th.

Are the saying anything else on the 8th?
(smiles) you will find out

How much is the Halo 3 xbox 360?
It will be the same price as the Elite since it is a Elite I said him a thought it was just a 20 gig and he said no its really a 120gig

I asked them what did they think of the up coming holidays and he said MS will have some big news coming later this year.

Ok this is the cool part:
I stared talking about HD DVD and Blu ray. I told him alot of people think MS is just using HD DVD to slow down blu ray so they can get Digital Distribution going.
He said: Think about this, How you would like to able to download HD movies off xbox live and burn them to a HD disc. He said MS is working on something like that and mostly will not be out until the new xbox comes out bcuz they are going to put a HD burner into the new xbox but thats a few years away.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:26 AM
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I was working at target today and the 2 MS reps. came in to check the games, consoles, and etc. So of course I asked a few questions.

Is the price drop true?
Check out the news on AUG. 8th.

Are the saying anything else on the 8th?
(smiles) you will find out

How much is the Halo 3 xbox 360?
It will be the same price as the Elite since it is a Elite I said him a thought it was just a 20 gig and he said no its really a 120gig

I asked them what did they think of the up coming holidays and he said MS will have some big news coming later this year.

Ok this is the cool part:
I stared talking about HD DVD and Blu ray. I told him alot of people think MS is jusdt using HD DVD to slow down blu ray so they can get Digital Distribution
He said: Think about this, How you would like to able to download HD movies off xbox live and burn them to a HD disc. He said MS is working on something like that and mostly will not be out until the new xbox comes out bcuz they are going to put a HD burner into the new xbox but thats a few years away.
And I went to work today for Sony and they said a 250 dollar price drop was coming this fall. No seriously, by the time their plan comes out, Blu Ray will be all and well (were it to continue to grow at this rate), so at the most, room for coexistence.
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I would say something but I just got back from a 7 day ban.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:28 AM
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I don't doubt it. I just assume a DVD burner, DVR and 200gb HDD will come standard on the next XBOX.
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LoL. Since its quite clear that Blu-Ray will at least win the disc backup market on PC's, it seems that a Microsoft Rep has confirmed the Xbox 720 will come with a BR RW.


Kudos Microsoft, Kudos.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:41 AM
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Ok this is the cool part:
I stared talking about HD DVD and Blu ray. I told him alot of people think MS is just using HD DVD to slow down blu ray so they can get Digital Distribution going.
He said: Think about this, How you would like to able to download HD movies off xbox live and burn them to a HD disc. He said MS is working on something like that and mostly will not be out until the new xbox comes out bcuz they are going to put a HD burner into the new xbox but thats a few years away.
How is that cool I thought you supported HD DVD?
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:43 AM
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I remember back in 2004 when several MS reps came over to the stores to change the Xbox kiosk promo discs, hearing all about these "inside rumors".

The truth is, reps know jack squat about what'll happen. Much less announcements.

Reps report to a regional office, and the only thing they'll EVER know are price drop announcements and release dates. And for the most part, if you work at a store that receives corporate emails regarding that section of the store (if it's a big store like wal-mart), you're going to find out about the same time as he/she does... since MS sends out that type of information to retailers' corporate offices around the same time they do their reps.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:43 AM
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How is that cool I thought you supported HD DVD?
I support HD DVD but the just thought of that is cool IMO.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:44 AM
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I don't doubt it. I just assume a DVD burner, DVR and 200gb HDD will come standard on the next XBOX.
I don't get what MS has against the hard discs. I just can't see myself with a hardrive full of movies.
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That makes it sound like the 360's days are numbered. It should atleast have a 5 year lifespan shouldn't it?
meh... it could happen.. another system that is. why couldn't it be backwards compatible with 360 games? that's why everyone has a ps3 right now right to upscale their old ps2 games. it could happen.
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