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HD TV Shows and Movies Coming to Your Xbox 360

Redmond, Washington-On November 6, Microsoft Corp. announced agreements with CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. (TBS Inc.), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to bring an initial lineup of more than 1,000 hours of hit television shows and movies to Xbox 360™ consoles in the U.S. by the end of the year. Additionally, Xbox 360 will be the first gaming console to bring standard and HD TV shows and movies to the customer via digital distribution over the Internet.

Beginning on its first anniversary, November 22, Xbox 360 will become the first gaming console in history to provide HD TV shows and movies directly to gamers in their own living rooms. Xbox 360 gamers will be able to download full-length TV shows to own, and will be able to rent movies via download from the Xbox Live® network, the world leader in online distribution of high-definition gaming and entertainment content. This announcement also brings with it several additional firsts.
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One thing Microsoft doesn't tell you: you have to have the high end version of the XBox 360 in order to do all this. The $299 core system doesn't have the HD-DVD capability. It'll cost you another $100. Still, a really good value, especially when you look at the prices of HD-DVD players. Looks like a winner.
 

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Cholly said:
One thing Microsoft doesn't tell you: you have to have the high end version of the XBox 360 in order to do all this. The $299 core system doesn't have the HD-DVD capability. It'll cost you another $100. Still, a really good value, especially when you look at the prices of HD-DVD players. Looks like a winner.
Your response is sorta malformed.

The Xbox 360 Core & Pro units both have the ability to play HD-DVD
with the use of the additional HD-DVD player addon.

The 360 will be able to download HD content as of the 22nd, this requires
that you have the optional Hard Drive if you purchased only the CORE system.

Also the hard drive is not required if you wish to watch movies with the
HD-DVD player add-on, the HD-DVD player is also $199, but if you look
around you can get it for $159 at Circut City with a coupon available on
most deal forums.
 
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