Originally Posted by 1more4HDDVD
Well Jerry, I know you probably canít and wonít comment, but Iím going to venture a guess, based on some recent news.
Perhaps Microsoft is going forward with an HD DVD enabled Xbox to replace the Elite SKU?
It was said that Microsoft cut 20 minutes out of their CES presentation that were going to focus on HD DVD, I donít know if this is true, but there were certainly plenty of rumors regarding an Xbox HD DVD SKU. Just this week, there are two stories that lend some credence to a new Xbox SKU:
A) It seems the current ďEliteĒ SKU is getting harder to find, perhaps itís being replaced?
B) Sony replacing the 80 GB SKU with a 120 GB one (a reaction to a new Elite SKU?)
In my opinion, this would be absolutely huge for HD DVD. Toshiba has been able to keep up in standalone sales and notebooks, but they have never had an answer to the PS3. This would mean thousands of new HD DVD owners every week and Iím sure it would perk up the ears of a few studio as well. I really hope they do it!
This is interesting. The problem I see is "price". How much is this new Elite going to cost?
That accompanied with it only being available in the Elite model may hurt also. I don't think it would have that profound of an effect limited to the Elite SKU.