Re: X360 blue ray
Actually it is VERY possible for Microsoft to produce a blu ray player for their Xbox 360 console system. The chipset on the 360 is capable of handling the workload that a blu ray drive requires. It is very similar to the HD DVD, but simply a different format. Sony is the “head” creator of the whole blu ray concept. However, Sony has no grounds for any civil lawsuit against Microsoft if MS would produce a blu ray player. MS would simply enter into a licensing sharing agreement with Sony (good idea on Sony's part to accept to increase profits) to produce such a drive for the Xbox 360. If Sony sues MS, then they would legally have to file lawsuits against Samsung, Toshiba, LG, Panasonic, and other electronic manufacturers against copyright infringement for producing blu ray players. That would kill Sony completely in a very competitive sales field already. The only reason that I know this information is because I have a relative that is a patent attorney in the Tampa Bay area, and a cousin that works for Microsoft.