Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

game cube and DVD


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Robert A

Robert A

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 58 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 20 2001

Posted September 26 2001 - 08:10 PM

Will this game cube thing play DVD video discs, like its competitors? Or is it just going to run the little dvd's?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Joel Mack

Joel Mack

    Screenwriter



  • 2,321 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 29 1999

Posted September 26 2001 - 08:13 PM

The Gamecube does not support DVD playback.

Posted Image

------------------
"The internet is a place where people from all over come together to
bitch about movies and share pornography."

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Robert A

Robert A

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 58 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 20 2001

Posted September 26 2001 - 08:18 PM

Did nintendo say why?

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

Jeff Kleist

    Executive Producer



  • 11,286 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 1999

Posted September 26 2001 - 08:31 PM

Because it would add $30 to the SRP of the GameCube. That's why MS is seperating it from X-Box. That's the cost of the license of the DVD playback protocols. There will be a seperate DVD player/Gamecube combo unit, at least in Japan, made my Matsushista(Panasonic)

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

Graeme Clark

    Screenwriter



  • 2,181 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 05 2000

Posted September 27 2001 - 12:26 AM

Also the drive used isn't an actual DVD drive, but a proprietary drive based on DVD technology. ------------------

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

Morgan Jolley

    Lead Actor



  • 8,248 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 16 2000

Posted September 27 2001 - 12:50 PM

The GCN can't play DVDs even if it was programmed to. The disc drive is smaller (just elaborating on what Graeme said).

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Camp

Camp

    Screenwriter



  • 2,303 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 03 1999

Posted September 27 2001 - 06:13 PM

Post count padding? Or just needed to get his name in the thread?

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Pete_S

Pete_S

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 240 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 10 2000

Posted September 27 2001 - 07:56 PM

Just to elaborate a bit, that $30 per console figure is just to pay the DVD Consortium (I think?) fees, as Jeff said. Any given company has to pay these fees just to legally support the DVD movie format, put the DVD logo on their machines/boxes, and so on... But for the GameCube hardware to actually support DVD playback, it'd cost even more. If DVD playback had been a feature, GameCube would have been the third next gen console pushing the $300 mark.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users