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Old 01-18-2007, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:42 PM
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Just some highlights

Q: Do you watch HD-DVD on your Xbox 360?
A: Absolutely. Itís good stuff. I love watching it. I download movies too.

Q: Do you think that with this generation of games, Sony is going to have anything that looks better than the Xbox 360ís Halo 3 for the PlayStation 3?
A: No. They were going to have the Cell be the video processor. But they didnít know what they were doing. They said the Cell is the video processor. But they turned to Nvidia at the last minute, but Nvidia canít do embedded DRAM. Go look at the bandwidth problems. Go ask the guys running Ö now. They took their year and burned it by not having a decent CPU strategy and then turning to Nvidia at the last minute. Itís a very unusual thing. Those processors are isolated from each other. You are seeing great game developers. Things will get better on us and on them. We think theyíre get better on us. That is so close. We claim weíre better. It doesnít matter. Itís just like pointing at the Xbox 1. We were 20 percent better. But it didnít matter. We were a year late, didnít have the best games. We had this bigger box. We did have online. We didnít switch positions on that.

Q: Sony says they have an advantage in creating games at 1080p.
A: Go ask the game developers. 720p is great. We can do 1080p. But in systems with 512 megabytes of memory, there are trade-offs. 720p is great. These are 512 megabyte machines. They are not 4 gigabyte machines. 720p is fast.

Q: With IPTV, will you have to have a bigger hard drive on the Xbox?
A: When you have IPTV, it lets you stream video. So for video streams, itís a server-based DVR.
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good interview!
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:57 AM
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Bill usually does pretty good interviews.
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Bill said the iPod would fail right? Bill unfortunatly has lost his meaning. I believe he is the one who said the war on SPAM was over too (only to promote some new junk software) but now he has just turned into a propeganda machine. He is here touting on 720p where if im not mistaken just a few months back, they were claiming "ohh look, we can do 1080p too!" and now "meh, 720p is good enough"
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