Microsoft will offer DVD playback as an option with the Xbox, McCann said. Buyers who want to use the console to play movies will buy an expansion pack that will include a remote control and the CineMaster software, which has special effects and audio/video processing quality comparable to that of a high-end set-top DVD player.
"We\'ve studied the PlayStation 2 from a couple of perspectives to understand what consumers liked about it and what they didn\'t," McCann said. "One of the things we saw was that people using it to play DVDs were underwhelmed with both the quality and the user interface.
"Microsoft decided to make DVD an option and to really make it work for people who want that functionality."
so looks like the mighty xbox won\'t even play movies out of the box......by the time xbox comes PS2 will be atleast either 250 or 200 and so will xbox but PS2 will have BUILT-IN dvd playback which will get more people to but it.....
does\'nt look good for MS does it guys?