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PS3 harming Blu-ray acceptance

It is common knowledge that the PS3 is being used as a means to boost the Blu-ray install-base, even if Sony won't come out and say it. However, it would appear that Blu-ray is being harmed by its inclusion in the PS3. According to a survey by Cymfony, a analyst group that focuses on market influenc...

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PS3 will not impact format wars, says Time Warner CEO

The fate of the Blu-ray will not have a big impact by the inclusion of a Blu-ray player in the PlayStation 3, according to Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons. Speaking to an investor conference in New York, Parson called the next-gen DVD format war "unfortunate," remarking that the competing formats --...

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Nintendo doesn't like next-gen optical discs

Nintendo Canada's Marketing Director, Pierre-Paul Trépanier, doesn't appear to like HD-DVD or Blu-ray all too much. The sentiment doesn't shock us, especially given Nintendo's history of format choice. If anything, we can set our watch by such statements. Trépanier told GamesIndustry.b...

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HD movies, TV shows coming to Xbox Live

On November 22, the anniversary of the Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft will be offering high-definition television shows and movies for download. The offerings span a large demographic, from CBS and Nascar to Adult Swim and MTV (yes, "Pimp My Ride" will be included). Movies include, Nacho Libre, Su...

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Xbox 360 joins HD DVD tour

A tour promoting HD DVD is launching in September, and Microsoft will be providing its Xbox 360 + HD DVD combo as an example of the experience. Looks like a sign of confidence that the HD DVD extension will be on par with other HD DVD players -- whether the price will also be on par has yet to be se...

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HD-DVD add-on pr0n

No, not High Definition pr0n, HD-DVD hardware pr0n. My apologies to our RSS readers who clicked through hoping for the real thing. Now, for all of you hardware people out there that have been dying to see the USB ports on the new HD-DVD add-on, look no further. Mmm...those are some nice ports. Look ...

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MS shows off 360 external HD DVD drive

On Monday, Microsoft showed off its HD DVD drive to attendees of the DVD Forum in Los Angeles. While playing The Phantom of the Opera, Senior Program Manager Kevin Collins demonstrated the navigation menus. Microsoft's John Porcaro recently revealed what the "open tray" dashboard interface looks lik...

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Someone does a recap for us -- positively stunning

Sometimes this webpage can look like a hodgepodge of news -- random previews, bad news, slighty unrelated articles, and positive press. Well, Thomas Barton has done the smartest thing possible and took every piece of positive press that had been covered here at PS3fanboy and wrote up a feature. The ...

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Format war might be over before it starts

It looks like a company called Ricoh may bring an end to the bitter rivalry between HD-DVD and Blu-ray. The company has reportedly developed a component that reads and writes to both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats. Not only that, it reads and writes to CD and DVD as well. Gathering what I could from th...

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Stringer says PS3 is "future proof."

According to 1Up, Sony head honcho, Howard Stringer, claimed yesterday that the PS3 is "future-proof." Speaking of the 360, Stringer said that it was a "cheaper transitional" product. Stringer re-emphasizes the idea that PS3 is going to magically break the console cycle and last for d...

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