Friday, August 29, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Partners with Nike On Running App
Samsung Applied for Samsung Quantum Dot TV Trademark
New iPhones Expected at Sept. 9 Event
Google Tests Drones For Delivery Of Goods
UMC To Partner With Fujitsu On Chip Production
Samsung, LG Introduce New Smartwatches
Sharp, Pioneer Dissolve Their Capital Alliance
Nero 2015 is Coming At IFA
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Games > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 07, 2008
Microsoft in Talks For Blu-ray Xbox 360


Sony seems to be in talks with Microsoft about offering a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360, Steve Balmer almost admitted yesterday speaking in Las Vegas.

Microsoft's move was expected since Toshiba decided to stop advancing the HD DVD technology last month. Microsoft has backed Toshiba's HD-DVD format and offered an external HD-DVD drive that can be plugged into the 360.

In its Thusday afternoon keynote at MIX 08, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that the company moves on and supports Blu-ray.

"We've already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on. Toshiba has moved on. We've moved on, and we'll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense."

Balmer's statement comes just one day after a Sony executive hinted that his company is in talks with console rival Microsoft about offering a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360, in an interview with Financial Times.

Microsoft did to confirm any talks, saying that they have not made any official move to Blu-ray.

A Blu-ray drive in a 360 would make Microsoft more competitive with the PS3, but it would also mean extra revenues for Sony?s electronics division.


Previous
Next
iPhone to Offer Corporate E-mail, SDK Released        All News        Ziff Davis Media Files for Bankruptcy
Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Now Free     Games News      Sony to Launch Skype via PSP in Japan

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New BD-DSD Blu-ray Disc Standard Allows Storing 200GB Of Data Per Disc
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain
Blu-ray Disc Format Moving From Consumers To Professionals
Pioneer BDP-170 Blu-ray Disc Player Comes With Wi-Fi, Miracast And Youtube Connectivity
Sony And Panasonic Create New "Archival Disc" 300GB Optical Disc Standard
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Preferred Sources of Video Content
TOSHIBA 2014 Symbio Streaming And Disc Players Coming in Q1
Samsung Says 4K Content Will Be Distributed In 125GB Blu-ray Disks
Blu-ray Closes Gap with DVD in Revenue Generation for Video Releases
Studios Target Audiophiles With Re-mastered Pure Audio Blu-Ray Releases
Sony and Panasonic To Jointly Develop 300GB Blue Laser-based Discs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .