I've found out today that the Xbox 360's HD is accessed by a component lead, but I thought that High Definition could only be accessed by a hdmi or (DCI?) port.
The Xbox 360 won't play HD DVDs. In fact, it won't even upscale standard DVDs to a HD resolution.deltatango301 said:Hi Andy
No not going for the full surround had it before to many wires
to many speakers to much switching around got enough problems
with getting TV how I like the Xbox 360 will be for my HD DVD's when they come out
and for the Grandson's when they come round and of cause for me
with a few racing and Pinball's games ...........
Microsoft haven't announced any digital video output capabilities for the Xbox 360, and it's something you would expect them to have done, if it can support digital video output, so I don't expect there to be a solution for HDMI/DVI, unles it takes an analogue output and converts it to digital, which would be a bit pointless.taffyboyo said:The official cable provided by Microsoft with the console will feature component connections. Although you can bet that company's like Ixos will be busy producing their own versions with hdmi connectivity
Hi JamesJames B said:The Xbox 360 won't play HD DVDs. In fact, it won't even upscale standard DVDs to a HD resolution.
The Xbox 360 has a standard DVD drive in, HD DVD will require an HD DVD drive (plus HDMI/DVI output with HDCP), so the Xbox 360 will not play HD DVDs. It may well play WMV HD DVD discs, which are essentially DVD Roms with Windows Media High Definition files on, but this is not a standard, and there are only a handful of these discs available.deltatango301 said:Hi James
I am sure I read somewhere here on the forums that it would play HD DVD's
if it wont I will cancel my order maybe I was getting confused with the
New PS3 coming out next year will that play HD DVD's ?
The signal coming out of the XBOX360 will be digital, as was the case for the XBOX and for that matter many other consoles. If there is any conversion going on, it is digital>>Analogue, not the other way around.Microsoft haven't announced any digital video output capabilities for the Xbox 360
Microsoft have said nothing on the matter, other than 1 quote Bill Gates made in June that said 'future versions of the Xbox 360 may include HD DVD or something else'StooMonster said:It's been stated many times that first generation of Xbox 360 will have regular DVD drive, but Microsoft plan to put HD-DVD drives in as soon as they are available in sufficient volume. Then the Xbox 360 will play HD-DVD movies, however, PS3 will have BluRay from the start.
if you buy the x360 at launch, it will not, on most likely never will, play hd-dvd. Only future editions of x360 will 'possibly' play hd-dvd. Also, they can never release games that support the extra storage hd-dvd can offer, since that will exclude everybody who bought x360 at launch with a regular dvd drive. So a future x360 version will possibly contain hd-dvd movie compatibility, and may not be the best movie player (like the ps2 was really crap at dvd) so if you want hd-dvd playback buy a dedicated player.deltatango301 said:Hi
OK confuse me more please
So does that mean that Xbox 360 will be upgradable to HD DVD
later ? so which way is the best way ? maybe Sky box + HD DVD
or PS3 Help help help
If Style means I dont have to fork out an extra £300 for a BluRay player when the PS3 will do it all for me thenNortherner76 said:Gotta admit the media playback on games consoles is of no interest to me... its all about the games and the features... particularly online... thats why I will be buying the Xbox360... the LIVE online service is beyond compare in the console world (not hard I suppose) and Sony will never catch up.
Sony seem to be a little too much "style over substance"
Sure I know that it ain't gonna play HD-DVD stuff (due to the lack of an HD-DVD drive), but has this lack of upscaling been confirmed by MS? If that's the case then I'll have to be looking at getting an Oppo or Samsung HD950 for my upscaling DVD thrills...which would be an ass-pain.James B said:The Xbox 360 won't play HD DVDs. In fact, it won't even upscale standard DVDs to a HD resolution.
based on what? at its core, bluray is just a DVD drive with a different laser. Considering Sony are one of the founders and own a lot of IP in the area, they could quite easily absorb the R&D costs 'creatively'. I don't expect Bluray drive to add much to the manufacturing cost of the PS3 at all. Certainly within a year of launch it'll be negligible. How Sony choose to price it, thats a different matter.of course the thing to remember also is that the PS3 will be about £500 because of the Blu-ray drive
Maybe, maybe not. Bluray will be the first to benefit from a completely digital path as standard. No need for tuned DACs, as you don't need to convert. Just decode the stream and squirt it out your HDMI port.As many have already said, a console rarely makes a good device for playback of movies. Get a stand alone player for that
spin the question around? Would Sony put a bluray drive in the PS3 unless they would be pushing movies on you? The DVD rom part is likely to be faster at transferring stuff, and initial games will most likely be on DVD.Everyboday is just thinking ps3 will playback br movies. I have looked through loads of the news etc when they annouced it but they didnt really go into detial about the br movie playback that i can find. Would sony offer you full br playback on ps3, when its trying to shift br plays at upto three times what ps3 should launch for