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Old 12-24-2006, 12:00 PM
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Interesting article at Variety.com regarding Microsoft's relative success in HD downloads thru Xbox Live.

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The relative success of video downloads on Microsoft's Xbox Live and disappointment of Amazon.com's Unbox point to two factors that differentiate Xbox from Amazon and its many other competitors -- consumers who download a movie want a simple way to watch it on their TV, and those with high-def TVs want high-def content.
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Xbox 360 owners are a tech-savvy and media-hungry bunch, of course, but the relatively strong start for video downloads on the console show that there is a market when watching a download is as easy as pushing a few buttons.

HD has proved particularly popular with Xbox 360 owners, many of whom already use the console to play vidgames in high-def.

For Warner, the only studio offering HD versions of its movies, consumers are consistently downloading more copies of a pic in high-def than in standard def when both are offered, even though it takes several extra hours to get the HD version.
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For now, studios are mostly counting on Microsoft and Apple, two companies very used to competing, to drive growth.

Microsoft is in active talks with all the big studios save Sony, whose PlayStation competes with the Xbox, and is particularly eager to get its hands on more high-def content.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=1009&cs=1

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Very interesting article. I really can't wait till they start this service in Europe!
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The service started, but the only problem is the download times for the movies. I haven't tried b/c it would be time consuming...
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If only MS would release a much bigger HDD...
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I guess a couple of couple points are:

1) This might be the future and this is only the begining
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2) So far, according to the report, this might be the best this type of service has to offer

and that's not bad for a gaming console.
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The service started, but the only problem is the download times for the movies. I haven't tried b/c it would be time consuming...
When you download a tv show or rent a movie it only downloads for a few minutes before you can play it. Then it finishes downloading while you watch your movie or whatever you feel like doing....as long as you arent on live.
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If only MS would release a much bigger HDD...
Well there were rumours of a 100GB drive around a month back, although nothing has been heard since!
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Well there were rumours of a 100GB drive around a month back, although nothing has been heard since!
That was during a presentation at X'06 in Korea I think. They showed a 100GB HDD included in a list of accessories. MS HQ said no, that's not official at the moment. They are quite happy with the 20GB drive and just letting people re-download content they want to see again.
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my favorite live download is still Doom. lol 2 player is so much fun
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