Media Marketplace

Hmm, looks like we got there first.  Again.


Comments (28)

  1. Carl says:

    Nice work πŸ™‚ But have you seen Sony’s official response already? They jumped on the defensive so quickly.

  2. thom says:

    congratulations.  you guys are amazing.

  3. slider2nl says:

    Can u tell us more about the media marktplace

    how it works, when renting..

  4. Jerome Paradis says:

    That’s great!

    Now, please try to be first to market in Canada too.

  5. GreenLantern4 says:

    Congrats!  I saw the advertisement last night on the 360 blades and was wondering what it was related to.  

    Boy, it didn’t take Sony long to make a BS response.

  6. Feelz Good says:

    Bigger hard drive soon please?

  7. Peter Dude says:

    Did you?

    You can buy movies online on the Playstation Portable…

  8. NO PULSE says:

    I guess we’ll see on 11/22.


  9. wasn’t november 7th the launch date for the HD DVD?. The guys at gamestop don´t know when they are going to have it. Could you give me a clue?

  10. Yes, but I dont have enough spare hard disk space on the 360 to utilise such a service.  So unless the 100GB drive is on its way then its all pretty pointless….

  11. IAmMrTea08 says:

    Good job guys, I admire you’re hardwork and encouragement.

  12. The Fan says:


    I hope this arrives soon to the Old Continent, especially to Romania πŸ˜€

  13. grimgrningghost says:

    Yes.  Now Microsoft just needs to realize something.  I watch CSI in HD for free on my TV, off the air.  It’s paid for by advertising.  I don’t intend to pay to watch TV shows on my 360.  Let commercials pay for it, just like normal.  I don’t have an issue with paying for movie rentals though, if it’s reasonable.  I just want this to be a good thing, and not just another attempt to pull a few bucks for consumers.  Xbox Live is becoming the place that companies use to nickel and dime you to death.

  14. Peter Magellan says:

    You are first how?


    P L A Y S T A T I O N   3

    – Sony’s subsidiary So-Net Entertainment announced that the company will begin to offer HD movie downloads for PlayStation 3 in Japan starting on November 11, 2006. Users can access the So-Net’s PTV portal via the Cross Media Bar (XMB). HD movie downloads require PS3 firmware 1.10, which can be downloaded free of charge.

  15. Bill G says:

    Failing in the end. Again. *sniff*

  16. Travis says:

    I think it is interesting to see how peoples impressions of *cough* competing hardware is shifting now that it is arriving with real games and people are starting to play them.

    It can be safely said that the Xbox team did their homework.  A helluva lot of homework.  You built a killer box, especially given the timeframe in which it was delivered.  I think the Xbox team will actually get more credit for what they have done, now that the other HD system is in the wild.

    So, in a way, I think the launch of other hardware should be a time of congratulations to the Xbox team.  The 360 more than holds up against the competition.  Keep up the forward thinking and development.  I know more exciting things are going to come…

  17. amusician says:

    Now I keep getting the same old "we don’t take unsolicited emails" or whatever, but just listen, if you guys want to be messed up and give me no credit for my idea, that’s fine:


    its as easy as that.

    much love and light



  18. amusician says:

    Now I keep getting the same old "we don’t take unsolicited emails" or whatever, but just listen, if you guys want to be messed up and give me no credit for my idea, that’s fine:


    its as easy as that.

    much love and light



  19. Blesson says:

    It’s great that you allow Movies to be DLed and stored on the  360 but how many can you store on 14gigs in HiDef?  The PS3 allows user to upgrade the standard HD to upgrade to any aftermarket drive.  Currently you don’t support movies to External HD from LIVE  The only option one has is to hack the external HD drive and put a aftermarket 2.5 Drive in it and possibly get you banned from LIVE.  Oh  yea you can always use the memory cards πŸ˜›

  20. Sa2 says:

    When is the next backward compatibility list comming up and what titles may now be inluded in that update.

  21. 1080p :( says:

    Can you guys help?  RE: The new 1080p fix.

    My SAMSUNG 244T 24" LCD – Native Resolution 1920 x 1200 – I Select 1080p with the new "update" and IT STILL DISPLAYS A resolution of 1440 x 1050!  This monitor MOST DEFINITELY SUPPORTS 1920 x 1080, I’ve set that resolution in Windows XP MYSELF! I am so disappointed!  What’s the deal?

    I contacted Samsung and they told me this monitor supports 1920 x 1080 over VGA!  πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  22. Adam says:

    Great job guys, now i just need a bigger hd OR a way to push tv and movies to a zune…i know its in the works…it must be…i just know it.

  23. RC says:

    A bit of an early call this, don’t you think?

    The PS3 has a much bigger hard drive and HDCP support, which makes it far better equipped to provide this service.

    Let’s see what happens when companies start deciding that HD content (especially HD DVD) has to be HDCP protected.  You’re suddenly going to have a large number of angry HD DVD owners on your doorstep.

    Finally, your boasting is typically US-centric.  You haven’t rolled out any such service in Europe for example and, who knows, maybe Sony will beat you to that market, which has a far stronger economy than the USA right now?

  24. The Dude says:

    Xbox Team would do well to remember this saying, "pride comes before a fall".

  25. Genger says:

    So I called support last night and AGAIN (third time now) they hadn’t sent out the shipping box.  I said, well, how about I send the system in myself?  The guy said that’d be fine, but I’d have to call back in 15 minutes because they had to delete the previous reference # and start up a new one (yeah-nice lame policy).  

    I called back a couple of hours later and this time the agent told me there was a "hang-up" in deleting the previous reference #.   He said I’d have to call back in 2-5 days to try again.  

    At this point I was a little pissed, so I spoke with a supervisor who said something like the reference repair # gets put in a queue, and it takes time to get it out (sure whatever lady).  Now, I’m at the point where I can’t get a box shipped to me because of trying to delete the old ref #, and I can’t even get her to let me ship it to her, because now there’s not a proper reference # associated with the serial # on my xbox and she wouldn’t want it to get lost.  She said that I’d have to call back in 5-7 business days.  I asked her if there’s any way that I could do this in such a way so that I don’t have to call the support line again.  She said, get this, that because it’s my console, it’s technically my responsibility.  I couldn’t even believe it.  I could barely contain myself from freaking out.

    Broken Console + Warranty = The consumer’s responsibility. Remember that kiddies.

    Unbelievable.  So I finally got her to take down my cell # so someone could call me in the 5-7 business days that it takes to remove a goddamned reference # from my xbox’s file.  I don’t expect a call whatsoever.

    Whatever.  I’m at the point where I’d rather just buy a whole new one since Xbox can’t even figure out how to ship a box out to me after talking to 6 different people.

    I’d toss my 360 off the roof if the PS3 didn’t suck so bad. I’d just go buy one of those instead…

  26. peterp says:

    I download most of my TV shows. Sucks that I can’t play them on my xbox though.

  27. EdB says:

    When can we expect to actually receive the TV&Movie Download service in the UK? In my opinion, you haven’t got there first, because it’s only on a limited rollout…

  28. vorcigernix says:

    You were first…at US…and yes..that’s good…for US:)

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