Posted September 03 2001 - 04:47 PM
| I don't think that Microsoft has touted the HD capabilities for the sole reason that it will divert attention from the main purpose of being a game console. MS is being very careful to present this thing as a game machine first and foremost, to the extent of saying that they will not produce a mouse/keyboard. One of the major criticisms of the XBOX (I won't comment on the validity) is that it is just a PC in a box. Talking about DVD drivers, 1080i, etc... would just give fuel to those saying that they are concentrating on aspects other than games. |
OK...I can accept that theory. Didn't think of that one.
| because in the end it comes down to the Ravisent software DVD player taking advantage of those drivers. |
I'm only familiar with Ravisent as the supplier of DVD software to Xbox. Are they well known for their DVD software? Is their software the exclusive DVD software for Xbox? I mean, will Microsoft allow other companies to sell DVD software?