Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive on both PC and Mac

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  1. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

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    Found this very interesting. The guys over at UNEASYsilence have gotten their Xbox HD-DVD drive working on a Windows XP setup and a Mac. However it didn't play HD-DVDs 100% smoothly on the "low end" XP hardware. The conclusion:
     
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    Pretty cool. As far as I'm concerned anything that allows more people to buy into these new formats is a good thing.
     
  3. Doug Schiller

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    As Lee Corso sez... Not so fast, my friend!
    They were able to get playback at 540p, not even in the same ballpark as true 1080p.
    That might change but I would hardly call it HD DVD on a PC.
     
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    How is 1080i not in the ballpark of 1080p?
     
  5. JediFonger

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    it's2new. we need more evidences from various "product testers" (ie consumers) from different sources. 1 source doesn't mean it works.

    with powerful PC's today, i'd imagine VC-1 to be very easily. i know that i can play 1080p .wmv (basically VC-1) at very high bitrates with little issues. it's just a no brainer.

    but 1080i? that'll look fugly.

    $200 is VERY nice price point and proves that there is demand for it =).
     
  6. Doug Schiller

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    You misunderstood me.
    They were only able to get it to work at 540p resolution.

    540p isn't in the same ballpark as 720p,1080i, or 1080p.

    That is what I meant.

    Just because they can watch the movie on the PC doesn't mean they are watching a HD-DVD presentation.
     
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    plus, i can't imagine how one can enjoy TrueHD or DTS Master HD. i know i know, it's gaming first, bonus feature is playing HD-DVD... but still =).
     

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