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Toshiba Denies 360 With Built-in HD DVD 50

Posted by Zonk
from the there-is-usually-fire-where-there-is-smoke dept.
A few days ago we discussed the possibility of Toshiba working on an Xbox 360 with a built-in HD DVD component and HD tuners. Today, GamesIndustry.biz has word from Toshiba denying that they're working on that unit. "'It's got nothing to do with us,' said a spokesperson to gadget site Stuff. 'But we know Microsoft doesn't want to include the HD DVD so as not to limit the user's experience.' Microsoft currently sells the HD DVD player as a separate peripheral for the Xbox 360, and offers various deals for users who want to upgrade their console to a hi-definition movie player."
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Toshiba Denies 360 With Built-in HD DVD

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 24, 2007 @05:56PM (#21105839)

    'But we know Microsoft doesn't want to include the HD DVD so as not to limit the user's experience'
    What?
  • PVR, not HD-DVD (Score:4, Interesting)

    by rtechie (244489) on Wednesday October 24, 2007 @06:26PM (#21106183)
    The rumor is that there will be a new bundle priced higher than the Elite (probably around $600) that will include a larger hard drive (I'm told 200 GB), a Cablecard-ready TV tuner, bundled Media Remote, and possibly a DVD recorder (don't hold your breath for that last one). No HD-DVD, though it's supposed to be an HD-capable PVR that records up to 720p.

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