No HDMI 360 (For Now) January 10, 2007Posted by dpcough in CES 2007.
Many people were confused when Microsoft did not announce a new version of Xbox 360 as numerous sites had information about a 360 with HDMI and a 120 GB HDD, which made sense with the upcoming IPTV (Tivo) technology.
Speaking at CES 2007 Chris Satchell responded to the HDMI 360 rumors:
“We’re always working on prototypes and new technologies and just playing with stuff in Redmond to see what’s interesting. I think at the moment we have the widest available connections on the system. If you want to get great HD, I think we’ve got a good solution for that. In the future it’s interesting to see where standards evolve to. I think one of the problems that the whole industry, us and entertainment, are facing at the moment is we’re in this world where standards are evolving very quickly.”
So there you have it, just a prototype. One is likely in the future though. When asked of a larger HDD he responded with this. “but there isn’t any announcement today about any new configuration that may or may not be happening.” My money is that one is, that is a standard PR line when something will happen but hasn’t been announced but it will soon most likely.