Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Mozilla Brings Native Games to the Web
AMD Enters The Virtual Reality market With Liquid VR
SanDisk Creates New Storage Category With InfiniFlash All-Flash Storage System
HyperX Releases FURY And High-capacity Predator DDR4 Kits
ARM Announces Enlighten 3 Engine
Samsung Lost Top Position to Apple in Q4's Global Smartphone Market
HGST To Acquire Amplidata
LG's Products Featured in Italdesign Giugiaro's Gea Concept Car
Active Discussions
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
sanyo e6 camera
need help on some cd burning...
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Xbox2 T...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Xbox2 To have HD-DVD?


At the CEATEC Japan technology exhibition, now ongoing just outside of Tokyo, a manager at NEC revealed that his company is working to get Microsoft to use the format in the successor console to Xbox.

A separate interview with Toshiba president Tadashi Okamura revealed a similar course for the electronics giant, with Okamura stating, in reference to HD-DVD, "We'd of course like them (Microsoft) to use it."

Both Toshiba and NEC are strong proponents for HD-DVD (High Definition Digital Versatile Disk) becoming the successor to DVD. The format is in competition with Blue Ray, which is backed by Sony and a number of other companies. This move would seem to be a direct counter to recent news that Sony Computer Entertainment plans to incorporate Blue Ray into its PlayStation 3 console. Interestingly enough, Toshiba is actually working with Sony on the Cell processor, a key component of the PS3.

There's been some concern that pricing for systems that make use of these next generation storage formats would be too high given the expected arrival time of Blue Ray and HD-DVD. At CEATEC, NEC revealed that it plans to push HD-DVD as a storage format for the PC by placing HD-DVD drives in its own computers and selling drives to other computer manufacturers. The company aims at making computers with HD-DVD drives available in the latter half of 2005, and aims for drive prices to drop to 300 dollars within half a year of inclusion.

In response to the invitations from NEC and Toshiba, Microsoft Japan Xbox spokesperson Asako Miyata commented to Bloomberg Japan, "We cannot make comments on specifics regarding the next generation system."

Microsoft has promised to reveal details on the successor to Xbox at next year's E3 show, set for May.


Previous
Next
LiteOn ships a combined 1m DVD burners and DVD recorders in September        All News        Microsoft's Xbox Live Usage Takes Off in Asia
LiteOn ships a combined 1m DVD burners and DVD recorders in September     Optical Storage News      New Sony computer boasts 1,000 gigabytes of storage

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
MWC: Microsoft Unveils The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Band Gets New Features
Internet Explorer To Support HTTP Strict Transport Security Protocol
Microsoft Buys Sunrise In A Smartphone Push
Microsoft, Samsung Settle Patent Dispute
Bill Gates Sees Future In Robots
Microsoft Brings Office To iOS and Android Devices
Microsoft Offers Power BI Business Intelligence Tools For Free
Microsoft Reports Second Quarter Results
Microsoft Launches the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 Smartphones
Microsoft Attacks Google Over Security Disclosures
Microsoft To Release Customer-centric Solutions This Spring

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .