Short Bits: Xbox HD DVD, Stage6
Microsoft made it official that the Xbox
360 HD DVD drive is now dead. If you
wanted one, I hope you got it already.
You will likely find stock marked down all over the place, some
retailers going as low as $50 now.
DivX Inc has pulled
the plug on their streaming service Stage6 mainly do to the high costs of
keeping it running. This will impact
Media Center users that take advantage of Yougle to stream Stage6 content. It also puts into question their DivX
Connected STB concept that I’ve
questioned in the past. DivX does say “Products powered by DivX Connected, our new
initiative that lets users stream video, photos, music and Internet services
from the PC to the TV, are hitting retail outlets."