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Xbox 360 HD DVD addon gets an update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Apr 2008 15:49 User comments (12)

Xbox 360 HD DVD addon gets an update Although Microsoft ended production on its Xbox 360 HD DVD addon it hasannounced that yesterday a software update was made available for the drive and its thousands of owners.
All the user has to do to get the update is to attempt to play an HD DVD movie in the drive and Xbox Live will immediately prompt you for an update. If you do not have access to Xbox Live, the download will be available from Microsoft later this week.

The update is mainly to improve compatibilities with select titles. There have been reports of playback problems on the drive for certain movies and Microsoft says that they should be eliminated after the new update. Network features have been expanded as well but it is still unclear for how long studios will maintain the content for those network-enabled movies.


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12 user comments

110.4.2008 15:54

One more reason to keep your heads up to all you Xbox360 HD-DVD Add-on owners out there =)

210.4.2008 16:03
goodswipe
Inactive

Yea trippy, exactly what he said. No more tears my friend, no more tears.




This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Apr 2008 @ 16:04

310.4.2008 16:34

My HD-DVD movies play correctly now, its sad that I have to get a blu-ray. I have to buy a PS3 now, Sony is some what forcing their console upon many people since the integrated blu-ray player is much cheaper than the standalones.

410.4.2008 16:48

Originally posted by locobrown:
My HD-DVD movies play correctly now, its sad that I have to get a blu-ray. I have to buy a PS3 now, Sony is some what forcing their console upon many people since the integrated blu-ray player is much cheaper than the standalones.
Sony isn't putting a gun to your head and telling you to buy a PS3 or they will kill you. So they arn't forcing anyone.

It just makes the most of sense to get a PS3 because it's the cheapest Blu Ray Player and the hardware inside, they are now getting DTS-HD through an update, and it claimed to be the best Blu Ray player out there, so why pay more, for less?

And if you do not want HD, then just don't buy anything.

510.4.2008 17:12

Originally posted by locobrown:
My HD-DVD movies play correctly now, its sad that I have to get a blu-ray. I have to buy a PS3 now, Sony is some what forcing their console upon many people since the integrated blu-ray player is much cheaper than the standalones.
Huh?!?!?

Sony is "forcing" you to buy their console because it is the best Blu-Ray player value on the market? And that is bad?

WTF kinda logic is that?

610.4.2008 17:18
goodswipe
Inactive

Come on guys, you know what he meant when he said that. No need to get all crazy.

710.4.2008 18:51

I think that Microsoft did a good thing in still supporting the people who are using the HD-DVD drive. Despite all of the critisizms both ways, that is a good thing to do for the people who feel like they might have been left in the dust because of the HD-DVD failure. I am not a fanboy of MS, but I do appreciate that they still have support for the people that use the HD add-on.

810.4.2008 20:24

Next update they're going to allow it to play blu-ray muhahahaha

910.4.2008 23:25

Originally posted by locobrown:
My HD-DVD movies play correctly now, its sad that I have to get a blu-ray. I have to buy a PS3 now, Sony is some what forcing their console upon many people since the integrated blu-ray player is much cheaper than the standalones.
oh no, not this again. evil sony huh, evil sony with its DRM, evil sony wont let consumers choose. blu ray for the win like it or not motherfu&$%!!! please. i tought you all had outgrown this nonsence.

1011.4.2008 0:01

For those still supporting hd-dvd movies like me and moving on to blu-ray. I suggest you purchase the LG BH200 player. LG has announced that they will continue to support hd-dvd movies in the market and have announced a new firmware update for the player. This player is cool - I love it. I now enjoy all my hd-dvd movies and blu-rays and i am taking advantage of the hd-dvd fire sales.

The update for the LG-BH200 will also make the player 2.0 blu-ray compatible and eliminate all playback issues and sound issues for both formats.

LG looks like the last supporter for hd-dvd titles and will possibly release a future player that will still play both formats.

Here is the last home for Cheap HD-DVD titles - located at hddvdboxsets.com

1111.4.2008 12:01
goodswipe
Inactive

Originally posted by jove:
Originally posted by locobrown:
My HD-DVD movies play correctly now, its sad that I have to get a blu-ray. I have to buy a PS3 now, Sony is some what forcing their console upon many people since the integrated blu-ray player is much cheaper than the standalones.
oh no, not this again. evil sony huh, evil sony with its DRM, evil sony wont let consumers choose. blu ray for the win like it or not motherfu&$%!!! please. i tought you all had outgrown this nonsence.
Funny, I never saw the guy once mention anything about DRM or Sony being evil.

He simply made a statement that the only logical answer for jumping on the Blu-ray bandwagon, would be to get a PS3. Maybe "forcing" wasn't the correct word to use, but either way, it makes sense.

If you are tired of reading comments about anti-Sony, DRM this, and BD+ that, then ignore them. When you leave comments like you did, you are just adding fuel to the fire.

1227.4.2008 11:53

I thought of getting one HD-DVD Player add on, It was only $39.99 no tax, Movie & remote. But i didn't get it.

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