By Carl HoweThe issues we had predicted would occur with Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) high-definition movie download service for XBox 360 seem to be hitting it hard. Gizmodo started noting the issues with its article about How Long to Download a Movie? Ars Technica has picked up the meme with its article positing that Microsoft is in the process of adding servers to pick up the slack.
The good news: Microsoft is offering refunds for broken or incomplete downloads if customers call into the support line. But based upon the anecdotal data, Microsoft's download system is mostly breaking on standard-definition movies. And we suspect with only a little tongue in cheek that that's because the high-definition movies haven't finished downloading yet.