Anyone have the Xbox 360 HD DVD player?

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Bobo, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Looks like the cheapest deal out there, but I thought I read it was only a so-so player. Not sure what makes it so-so, I wouldn't know how to compare two different hd dvd players. I think it does 1080p? Can anyone share some experience with it?
  2. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

    I have it, but honestly I couldn't tell you much about it. I just know that it works great and the HD DVD's look amazing. I had a best buy gift certificate so I bought it.

    - you can launch movies from the xbox control board
    - you don't lose any usb connections because of it
    - resolution seems a lot better with it

    That's about all I know.
  3. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    hold up .....

    aren't you still in the market for a 360 ?
    now you after an HD-DVD too ?
    and a friggin SXRD?
    I hope they all get in your house - you'll love it

    iirc: the HD-DVD will output 1080p ..... with a caveat
    i believe HDMI is needed
    and the set needs to be able to process and display 1080p

    good deal ? yes and no
    if you already own a 360 and want to jump into HD video, then the HD-DVD add-on is dirt cheap for $169 (+ 5 free movies)
    but, like all things Microsoft, it's bound to have 'some' problems

    If you really want a nice console and a kick *** DVD player and don't plan on playing alot of games, the Ps3 might be worth a look
    the Ps3 combo and the SXRD are an excellent combo
    BluRay looks fantastic
    but (for some unknown reason) unstable framerates are issues
    and you're going to miss out on
    Bioshock (for the moment)
    Halo 3
    Gears of War
    and Mass Effect
    (among others)
  4. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Thanks Phi.

    Yeah Puck, I occasionally try to bling bling :))

    I think you're right about the HDMI. As long as I get a new 360 with the HDMI out, I can watch the HD DVD's on the 360's hd dvd player through the HDMI connection to the SXRD TV (if that's what I get).

    For the price, it looks like it can't be beat. I'm not hardcore into gaming now or movies, so if there's a problem with either, waiting for MS to fix it may not annoy me too much....but hopefully they've got the problems fixed anyway.

    I want a PS3, but I may wait till prices bottom out....and that may be awhile.

    As a side note, how are these old movies being released to HD DVD or Blue Ray? Pretty sure I saw some really old ones, but not sure how they can make the picture quality that much better. Seems like they'd have to be filmed with the latest technology.
  5. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Isn't a PS3 cheaper than a 360 with the HD-DVD add on?
  6. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Yes, but I want the 360 more. Plus it looks like HD DVD has the early lead.
  7. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    that's a negative. last i saw blu ray was out selling hd dvd 5-1.
  8. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    I read it was something like 2 or 3 to 1 in favor of HD DVD.
  9. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    the tables are flipping now (so they say)
    ]the thing BR has going for it is Disney and Blockbuster

    other than that, it really all depends on the movies you like
  10. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    very unlikely.
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