Originally Posted by TheMoose
What is getting ready to happen is another war, this one between download formats between Apple & Microsoft.
I imagine the discussions have ended in Redmond on how to beat Blu-Ray & is now focused on rolling out their own download format.
This "distraction" of HDVD's sugar daddy is an opportunity to end the HDM war & let Blu-Ray build up it's base & become fully entrenched while the download formats fight it out over who has the bigger D*#k!
I'm still convinced that the majority of people prefer a physical format & if HDM strikes now they still have a chance to be a real format & not die a slow death like SACD & DVD-A.
MS' LIVE service provided over 10,000,000 downloads last year in 720p.
So they already have the service and it's already being used more than HD-DVD and BD combined.
Also you're just repeating a conspiracy theory that some paranoid gits have. Michael Bay is very much Oliver Stone-like. It's a conspiracy with little grounding it to reality.
DLC is here already and is growing (faster than HDM). There are however two viable markets. Both can easily co-exist for a long, long, long time and be profitable.
So MS does care about HDM.