Did You Buy The Xbox360 Hd-dvd Addon?
Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:51 AM
Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:18 PM
The Toshiba HD DVD players currently on the market are not that good. They are EXTREMELY slow (almost a full minute from power on to disc start, even after the f/w upgrade), and have some compliance issues. They're also a lot more expensive. By contrast the X360 player is FAST, and easy to operate.
The same goes for the Samsung Blu-Ray player. Prohibitively priced and slow, it just can't compare to the 360's player.
So really, if you want to get into the HD disc market this year then the 360 add-on is the only way to go.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:25 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:44 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:37 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:27 AM
I would like to wait for a clear winner though, and I need to see both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD in action before I decide anyway. I only have a 720p monitor but I'm urging my parents to get a HD-Ready TV at Christmas .
Edited by bucko, 30 November 2006 - 10:28 AM.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:46 PM
HDMI plug is coming for 360, but will it be digital?
Blu-Ray only offers more storage than HD-DVD, and no movie made to date, even fills up a HD-DVD.
I picked the wrong option, I will not get the External player for 360. It's only 500.00 for a Low End PS3 -vs- 800.00 for just a set-top Blu-Ray player = spend the 300.00 more than the HD-DVD player for 360, and get a PS3. You get the Blu-Ray player, plus a game console- win win scenario. Even a set-top HD-DVD player is 400 to 500.00 + 100 = PS3 for me.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:13 PM
Also if i do buy one before the television upgrade, it will probably be used by my pc.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:36 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:10 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:48 PM
But... many manufacturers are touting dual format players and they have already figured out how to it with a single layer. They are estimating 6 months, which is about the time it will take before we have any real flow of flicks in HD formats....
Just my opinion
Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:35 AM
I have 2 friends that HAVE purchased it, though (on my recommendation).
Posted 01 December 2006 - 06:57 PM
When the big sudio's make up there mind to go on this HD trip with one of the players then I will make up my mind..
But for now I'm happy playing my DVD on my 30" HD plasma.....
Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:08 PM
So now I am enjoying X360 games and HD DVD playback in full 1080p, and man it looks awesome. I don't recommend VGA at this time... the picture is washed out and too bright, with very poor contrast (known issue I guess). Component is the way to go.
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