Elite HD DVD

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  1. Movieman

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    Can I please ask, can you play HD DVD on the Elite or do you still have to buy external HD DVD drive?
     
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    You still need the external drive
     
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    yes, you still have to buy a WHITE HD DVD player for your BLACK Xbox Elite :thumbsdow
     
  4. Ryan_is

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    Although black peripherals will be available soon.
     
  5. Desmo

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    Please don't ask why they didn't put an HD-DVD drive in the elite. Just search for the gazillion posts arguing over it :)
     
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    Mate they aint stupid give it another 6 months 3rd 360 console will be out with the lot all in one
     
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    I thought the reason was there's no HD DVD drive that can read DVD's fast enough for games.
     
  8. Desmo

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    It is. But some people still think there's a mass conspiracy going on :)
     
  9. matt1976

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    It's Microsoft..... of course there's a conspiracy! ;)
     
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    Do you have to have your xbox on while your using the hd dvd player?
     
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    From what I have read on here you have to coz the console does the processing
     
  12. Desmo

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    Yes you do. The HD-DVD is just an external drive sending the data to the Xbox for processing.
     
  13. Moogle

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    Very unlikely there will a black HD-DVD drive as they haven't exactly been selling like hotcakes and the Elites are still in the minority. Infact it's unlikely you will see any black accessories other then the ones already available as the majority of the 360's out there are still white.
     
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    At some point someone will make a HD DVD rom that'll read DVD's at the right speed, and at some point that'll be cheap enough for MS juts to put in anyhow.

    Mebe the 360 will be obsolete by then but I expect it to happen next year.
     
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    By having it external they keep their options open and can sit on the fence for the format wars. If Blu-ray dominates in a big way at some point in the future they then have the option of bringing out a Blu-Ray drive.

    However, whilst it is external it will never be used for games, only for films as the numbers will just be too low. Also Elite +HD starts to make the PS3 look a lot cheaper which is something Microsoft certainly don't want.

    Just wish they all came with Wi-Fi built in. Added nearly £100 to my Premium to add wirless and get a one year gold membership, which again starts to make my PS3 look less expensive.
     
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    Why so much? as I got a wireless network bridge and Gold Membership for less than £40
     
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    I'm glad they didn't, at least it gives people the choice. I brought one for my original 360. It's hidden now cause they don't exactly match but i thought they were bringing one out.
     

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