XBox as DVD player

Jeff L

Auditioning
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Aug 27, 1999
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Is anyone using their XBox as the main DVD player in their setup. I am trying to decide if I should retire my first generation Toshiba DVD player to the bedroom and use the XBox for DVDs. Of course, I would use the XBox's digital hookups. Any thoughts on this idea? Thanks.
 

Todd smith

Supporting Actor
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Apr 2, 2002
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May 2002 issue of Sound & Vision has a review of Xbox - check it out.

To quote from it -- "As a player of CDs and DVDs, the Xbox was very good. CD playback, in fact was quite respectable, with noise levels only about 3 to 4 dB higher than theoretical perfection. This is audibly noisier than many stand alone DVD players, but only under extremely critical conditions that the typical Xbox user is unlikely ever to encounter..." "...Playback of movie DVDs was also very good. In fact, the luminance response at the DVD resolution limit of 6.75 MHz was better than with many stand-alone DVD players...." "...Even difficult-to-get-right in-player letterboxing was fair instead of the far more common poor.
 

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