XBOX360 HD DVD external drive now official for November

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  1. Austan

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    Exchange rate puts it anywhere from $168 to $177, but that does not mean it will be the same price when its released in the US.
     
  2. Ed St. Clair

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    No HDMI, of any kind.
    M$ is blowing it BIG time!!!
     
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    The earliest ICT would be invoked is, what, 2010? Microsoft knows they'll be releasing their third Xbox that year so I doubt they're too worried.

    However it's entirely possible they'll release a HDMI cable but if they don't it looks like 1080p output over VGA and Component.
     
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    JUST announced at X06:

    HD-DVD player plus 360 Universal Media Remote plus HD-DVD copy of Peter Jackson's King Kong for US$199!
     
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    Well at least they are making it enticing by throwing in a freebie of Kong. Smart move.

    Now how about you Sony? Plan on bundling a BD disc in the PS3s?
     
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    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/...snewworlds.htm

    Here's a link to the announcement.

    $199 for U.S.
    199 Euros for Europe
    129 Pounds for England

    It will include the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote and for a limited time a copy of Peter Jackson's King Kong on HD DVD!
     
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    Well, I'm in for that deal. My 57" Sony doesn't have HDMI, so that's no biggie for me right now. I've already got the XBox 360 all hooked up to my HT, so $200 to upgrade to HD-DVD is a no-brainer!!
     
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    I'm off the fence and in the game. Pre-ordered mine this morning.
     
  11. Rob_Walton

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    ICT can be switched on for any titles whenever the studios decide to do so. There is no restriction on it's use.
     

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