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Xbox 360 ? and the add on HD player

by hyghwayman / March 1, 2007 10:03 PM PST

I havn't seen any post here , so I will ask. Has anyone had any exp. with the 360 HD player.

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by masterying01 / March 1, 2007 10:49 PM PST

its 1080p through component (which very few tv's support) or vga. it is still fairly new so it plays hd dvd's...but doesnt upconvert regular dvd movies. it IS possible to hook it up to your computer though...but in order for it to work with your comp, all your stuff has to support hdcp encryption.

there is a huge rumor going around about a black xbox360 with stuff like HDMI and other things. i would wait. microsoft is bound to update to compete with sony on the hardware side of things very soon.

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by bevillan / March 1, 2007 11:13 PM PST

I used to goto the Xbox forums often and everyone that had a HD-DVD add-on liked it alot. For $200 it is the best deal to be able to watch hi-def movies, but it lacks alot of features that pretty much will make it a stepping stone for most people before they invest in a standalone player.

The lack of HDMI support for the add-on sucks because like master said, alot of 1080p TVs only accept a 1080p signal via HDMI, not component. And the fact that it doesn't upconvert regular DVDs is a major feature that is lacking.

Personally, I would wait till the standalone players are affordable and just get a upconverting DVD player for $100-$150 till then.

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