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Old 01-05-2008, 06:39 PM
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Think they will make one?
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:52 PM
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Think they will make one?
Not before 2010/2011 I'd think. They won't slip out of the HD-DVD Forum just because one (1) major drawback.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:17 PM
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I hope so. Microsoft's been saying how they let the consumer choose by not adding an HD-DVD player into their consoles, and in some systems not even having a hard drive. So why not let us choose what format to support? I hope they do make a Blu-ray add-on, I'd buy it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:25 PM
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The problem with Blu-Ray is that the BDA choose Java and Microsoft has issues with Sun their Java.
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The problem with Blu-Ray is that the BDA choose Java and Microsoft has issues with Sun their Java.
Bingo!

A lot of people don't realize that many of the companies that lined up on one side or the other in the format war had political reasons for doing so.

Microsoft and Sony are competitors in the video game field, and there was never any incentive for Microsoft to make the Xbox more like a PS3 or to validate that Blu-ray aspect of the PS3.

This Java thing is another. The HDi stuff that Microsoft developed for HD DVD (and supposedly can be used in other ways) is based on technologies that specifically exclude Java.

Reading a Blu-ray disc drive is doable. Decoding the video files is doable. But the interactivity stuff that requires Java -- that will require Sun and Microsoft to forge a deal.
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