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Toshiba-Samsung Contracted to Build External Blu-ray Drive for 360

Report surfaces amidst continued rumors despite Microsoft brush-offs.

By Stephany Nunneley, 10/08/2008


According to the report, Toshiba -- who have long held out on making Blu-ray players -- won the contract through Tobsiba-Samsung Storage Technology to manufacture an external Blu-ray drive for the console. It was no secret to those following the HD-DVD/Blu-ray debate last year that Microsoft was unimpressed with the technology because of BD-Java support; therefore, they opted to go with HD-DVD instead. When the HD-DVD format died in the water, it looked like Sony would be the eventual winner due to their PS3 being one of the best and cheapest Blu-ray players on the market. While specifications and a release date have yet to emerge, the rumor is that Microsoft plans on putting a $100-$150 price tag on the external drive, and will release an Xbox 360/external Blu-ray drive combination in stores.



Full Story here: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3170446

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