Toshiba says no to new Xbox 360 HD DVD rumour

An Australian website has reported Toshiba as saying Microsoft will release an Xbox 360 with a built-in HD DVD drive by the end of next year.An interv

An Australian website has reported Toshiba as saying Microsoft will release an Xbox 360 with a built-in HD DVD drive by the end of next year.An interview with an unnamed ‘senior Toshiba executive’ apparently reveals the pressure the HD DVD founders are under to match the success the PS3 has had on Blu-ray sales.The apparent console will also boast a universal MP3 dock, a bigger hard drive and dual TV tuners – a la PS3's new telly-watching add-on.As with every ‘Microsoft to add HD DVD to 360’ rumour – currently at about one a month – Microsoft is dismissing the claims. But so is Toshiba.A spokesperson for Tosh told Stuff.tv: ‘Toshiba has no comment to make on this matter. The Xbox 360 is not a Toshiba product.’Microsoft pulled a fast one on Sony by launching its Xbox 360 (pictured) without a built-in HD DVD player and keeping costs down. Since then, the PS3’s Blu-ray support has seen the format take a slim lead in the HD disc showdown.Yes, an HD DVD-sporting 360 would be sweet, but we’ll believe when we see it…EssentialsContact: ToshibaRelated stories:Xbox 360's HD DVD giveawayGadget of the Day – Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special EditionPS3 to take over TV