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YesWiiCan said:
Lol if Microsoft did put blu-ray into their consoles they would have to pay Sony for the blu-ray.

Perhaps the more entertiaining fact is that Microsoft already makes money off every bluray drive sold because they have substantial technology in the BluRay spec (namely VC1, used for about half the BluRay movies - including things like Batman Begins.)

 

 



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They make it from burning SW and movies that use their codecs, but it's not mandatory, like in HD-DVD, you can choose two other official video formats, and also choosing VC-1 there are other codecs from third parties, and despite popular belief, VC-1 was never entirely owned by MS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VC-1
MS would have earned much more by an HD-DVD victory, as it would have hurt Sony, prevented a further growth of Java that's used for BD interactive contents, brought more royalties to MS as it had a much bigger weight in HD-DVD consortium than in the BD one, and finally brought additional exclusive license fees as the most used implementation of HD-DVD's Advanced Content was MS' proprietary HDi.



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As a game media....
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_I could not care less for BR
_actually I care even less than less...



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Alby_da_Wolf said:
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They make it from burning SW and movies that use their codecs, but it's not mandatory, like in HD-DVD, you can choose two other official video formats, and also choosing VC-1 there are other codecs from third parties, and despite popular belief, VC-1 was never entirely owned by MS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VC-1
MS would have earned much more by an HD-DVD victory, as it would have hurt Sony, prevented a further growth of Java that's used for BD interactive contents, brought more royalties to MS as it had a much bigger weight in HD-DVD consortium than in the BD one, and finally brought additional exclusive license fees as the most used implementation of HD-DVD's Advanced Content was MS' proprietary HDi.

 

I don't disagree - just think it's kinda funny that MS is making money off of BluRay.  I'm not even sure that it's much different from what Sony makes off of BluRay in terms of licensing revenue - they each own part of the technology.

 



I would like a free live account more than a blu-ray player, but i would like both please microsoft. You can buy a blu ray player for no money these days and that's what a PS3 is for anyway lol



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Mvp4eVa said:

Like, coasterlove said..Microsoft would rather put in a HD-DVD drive instead of a blu-ray drive...

Just because HD-dvd is dead for movies doesn't mean is dead as a format for games..

This is very interesting. It's pretty cheap to put next-box games on HD-DVD - they have already paid the license fees and such and could get the media way cheap, provided they still make it.

If Sony can still keep UMD alive for so long, maybe it would save face for MS to go with the dead format and possibly start a minirevival.

Then, MS saves face and still gets the storage they need for gaming.

I like that idea - however, I think it would be better for MS to go with Blu Ray - especially with much lower prices and movies being made.

 



highwaystar101 said:
I would like a free live account more than a blu-ray player, but i would like both please microsoft. You can buy a blu ray player for no money these days and that's what a PS3 is for anyway lol

i agree with the free xbl, but then the prices of the games would increase in order to supply the free access to xbox live. doesnt ps3 do that? just wondering if anyone knows...



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