Further Details of Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Announced...
The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, arriving at retailers in North America, the U.K., France, and Germany in mid-November 2006, will retail for $199.99 in North America (ESRP) and €199.99/£129.99 (ESRP) in the U.K., France, and Germany. The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player comes with both the Universal Pictures blockbuster Peter Jackson's King Kong on HD DVD (for a limited time) and the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.
Jump Into HD DVD Affordably
At X06, exciting details about the much-anticipated Xbox 360 HD DVD Player were also revealed. Available in mid-November, 2006 in North America for $199.99 (ESRP), in the U.K., France, and Germany for €199.99 (£129.99) (ESRP), and other territories in 2007, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player comes with the Universal Pictures blockbuster film Peter Jackson's King Kong on HD DVD (for a limited time) and the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote. Users can just add the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to their Xbox 360 to create the ultimate home-theater experience.
"The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player is the best high-definition movie experience and value on the market," Moore said. "The reviews, the word of mouth, and the consumer response have all been crystal clear—HD DVD is the format of choice. We're not forcing movie technology on game players, but are instead letting them choose how to personalize their experiences. If they want HD DVD, there's no better value out there."
The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player offers up to six times higher resolution than DVD, and as part of the fall 2006 console update all Xbox 360 consoles will have the ability to output native resolution 1080p games and movies. Users can enjoy blockbuster HD DVD releases, with more than 150 titles available by the holidays from major movie studios including Paramount Pictures, StudioCanal, Universal Studios, New Line Entertainment, HBO, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The preliminary fact sheet provides slightly more on how Xbox 360 HD DVD player operates and functions...Xbox 360 HD DVD Player
Microsoft Corp.’s line of Xbox 360™ Authentic Products continues to grow while enhancing the way people experience games and entertainment.
The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player offers Xbox 360 owners the most affordable way to jump into the next generation of DVD technology and experience HD DVD when they are ready. Just add Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to Xbox 360 for the ultimate home-theater experience with more clarity and detail than high-definition TV (HDTV) content via broadcast, cable or satellite.
Key Features of Xbox 360 HD DVD Player
- The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player offers stunning video and immersive surround-sound audio, with six times higher resolution than DVD (up to 1080p) through a component or VGA connection after the fall 2006 console update.
- Innovative interactive content capabilities enable picture-in-picture commentary, scene selection and menu access — all while the movie is playing.
- Users can enjoy blockbuster HD DVD releases, with more than 150 titles available by holiday season 2006 from major movie studios including HBO, Paramount Pictures, StudioCanal, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
- Only HD DVD offers a “combo” disc: a DVD on one side allows playback on all existing DVD players, in your home or car; the other side is compatible with the HD DVD Player.
- The player works seamlessly with your Xbox 360 system, using the system’s processing power and audio connections to deliver the highest possible video and sound quality.
- Setup is easy: Just plug the HD DVD Player into the USB port on your Xbox 360 console and jump in.
- The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player comes with the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote (a $29.99 U.S. value) and the Universal Pictures film “King Kong” on HD DVD (a $39.98 U.S. value).