Microsoft Mulls Blu-ray Support in Xbox

January 2008
Red Herring;1/8/2008, p1
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The article reports on the consideration of Microsoft's Xbox video gaming unit to support Sony's Blu-ray technology. The company still supports Toshiba's HD-DVD high definition DVD format. According to Alberto Penello, group marketing manager for Xbox, the decision will also come from consumers, that is, if they decide to adopt Blu-ray technology then they will adopt Sony's technology.


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