XBOX360 HD-DVD drive on PC

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  1. enricokael2005

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    I can connect it to but my PC is asking me for a software installation.

    Where can I get one?
     
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    The drivers were included in a recent Windows Vista update, which I'm using on my HTPC to play HD content. Aside from this, I'm not sure whether it'll work on other Windows versions (e.g. XP). What are you using?
     
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    XP Service Pack 2.

    So I should install Windows Vista and it would work?
    Which Vista? Home? Professional?

    Anything else I need to know?
     
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    It works on Windows XP using Power DVD Ultra. Check for compatibility by downloading the HD advisor tool from Cyberlink's website.

    Gae
     
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    While the drive should read DVDs straight away, you'll need the following package to be able to read HD-DVDs.

    http://files.digital-digest.com/dow...VDRom.UDF.Reader.v2.5.WindowsXP-BluePrint.rar

    Ensure you use a USB2 port (XP will warn you if you plug it into a USB1.1 port, that it can work faster) - USB1.1 ports aren't fast enough for video bitrates.

    The drive also includes some flash memory (the XBOX360 uses this for bookmarks and various other stuff etc).
    AFAIK, there are no drivers for this - but on a PC it's not needed anyway, so you can ignore the request to install drivers for it - just go into Device Manager and disable the entries for "XBOX360 HDDVD Memory Unit" - this will stop the persistant boot-time requests for drivers for it.
     
  6. enricokael2005

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    Are you sure? I don't want to spend $99 to discover that it doesn't work.
     
  7. enricokael2005

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    Actually, I will wait to get XBOX Elite and I'll connect it to my PC monitor and HD-DVD Player to XBOX. I'll bet HD-DVD picture will look great on my Samsung 22" WS PC Monitor.

    The question is how do I select a source? In other words, how do I choose when I want PC and XBOX display?

    Currently I have PC connected to DVI port.
     
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    I'm certain. :smashin:

    I had mine running for a while until I let my "must not have external devices attached to my PC or the world will come to an end" OCD get the better of me and I bought the Toshiba internal drive. :D
     
  9. enricokael2005

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    It worked, but I don't have any software to try the playback. Any free HD-DVD playback software?

    I heard that Nero 7 and PowerDVD Ultra provide HD-DVD playback but both cost $99.
     
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  12. Gae

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    So could you do an upgrade from Cyberlink Power DVD 7
    and if so, how much would it cost?
    I dont mind the $99 price tag, but they should at least have a demo of it so we can check that it works first. The HD advisor isn't reliable by all accounts.

    Gae

    P.S. I've just noticed something on Cyberlink's website. That Deluxe version doesnt play HD DVDs. You have to upgrade it to the Ultra version at the cost of £32. Either way you're spending £40-50 on temperamental software. :thumbsdow

    Time for a demo Cyberlink methinks!!
     

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