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Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on update? Anytime soon?

Old 05-03-07, 09:42 AM
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Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on update? Anytime soon?

I know there's been talk of an update for the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on -- mainly to fix audio problems. There's also been lots of problems with HDScape / Digital Video Essentials discs. I also suspect that similar issues are what is causing 3x DVDs (HD DVD content on a regular DVD disc) burned by such products as Ulead VideoStudio/Movie Factory and Pinnacle Studio not to work even though they work on standalone HD DVD players just fine.

So anyway, with all of these problems, I've heard rumors that the fix won't be released on May 7 when it was expected to go with the Xbox 360's dashboard update.

Has anyone heard anything more about when we might actually get an update? I especially would like the 3x DVDs to work as it would be nice to create some high def slideshows, etc.
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Old 05-03-07, 10:03 AM
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Well, just found this article from just a few days ago that says the fix WILL be part of the May 7 update. Hope it's right!

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...yback_Snag/601
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Woohoo...I forgot about the May 7th update.
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Old 05-03-07, 11:43 AM
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Still nothing concrete on the audio fix though, is there?
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Old 05-03-07, 12:58 PM
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On another note regarding the 3x DVDs (not sure if that's really what you should call them, but that's what Ulead calls 'em), I figured out that if you burn them without a menu then they will playback flawlessly on the 360.
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Old 05-03-07, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by movieking
Still nothing concrete on the audio fix though, is there?
The only thing I remember hearing is the audio fix is separate from the dashboard update.
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Old 05-03-07, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by movieking
Still nothing concrete on the audio fix though, is there?
All that has been said is that the HD DVD update (decoupled from the Dashboard update) should be available before The Matrix comes out...Amir has said over at AVS that it is in the final stages of testing and once that was done it would be released.....
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Old 05-03-07, 08:39 PM
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Sweet! I hope it comes out sooner rather than later.
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Old 05-09-07, 06:56 AM
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I got the dashboard update at 7am this morning on my Elite.

It did NOT fix the problem with DVE.
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Old 05-09-07, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by FatHead316
I got the dashboard update at 7am this morning on my Elite.

It did NOT fix the problem with DVE.
Apparently they de-coupled the spring update and the hd-dvd update. There hasn't been a hard date announcement from MS, besides the generic "coming soon" they've been saying for the past 5 monthes.
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Dashboard update on contains a fix for the VGA output. The HD DVD update is supposed to come between now and 5/22 according to Amir.
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Old 05-09-07, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dkny75
Dashboard update on contains a fix for the VGA output. The HD DVD update is supposed to come between now and 5/22 according to Amir.
I can live with that. Hope it stands true.
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Old 05-09-07, 08:15 PM
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Amir has been spreading bullshit on AVS since forever. "HD DVD update is coming soon!"
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Old 05-09-07, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dkny75
Dashboard update on contains a fix for the VGA output. The HD DVD update is supposed to come between now and 5/22 according to Amir.
What's the fix for the VGA output?
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Originally Posted by Arpeggi
Amir has been spreading bullshit on AVS since forever. "HD DVD update is coming soon!"
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Originally Posted by The Third Jake
What's the fix for the VGA output?
There are now three black level settings in the display options.
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Ah, thanks much. Haven't had a chance to download it yet and was wondering what I could look forward to, and it doesn't seem to be an aspect of the update that MS is interested in talking about in any of the write-ups I could find.
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Originally Posted by FatHead316
I got the dashboard update at 7am this morning on my Elite.

It did NOT fix the problem with DVE.
What problem does it have with DVE? I just picked the disc up but haven't tried it yet.
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Originally Posted by edstein
There are now three black level settings in the display options.
Which is the best options for a lcd tv.
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Originally Posted by dizzlle01
Which is the best options for a lcd tv.
Probably just your preference. Here is a write up about the changes.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7216
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Originally Posted by Arpeggi
Amir has been spreading bullshit on AVS since forever. "HD DVD update is coming soon!"
I dont believe that was needed as "soon" has yet to be disproved. Amir has hinted that the update was in the final stages of testing and that it should be released before the Matrix comes out on the 22nd....I personally would rather have them test the update and make sure it works before releasing it, then have them release it sooner and get something else FUBARd....
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Originally Posted by FatHead316
I got the dashboard update at 7am this morning on my Elite.

It did NOT fix the problem with DVE.
The dashboard update was not intended to fix HD DVD playback it is the Add On update that was intended to do that...I think many people forgot or didnt know that it had been decoupled and that the HD-DVD fix would come with the separate update for the Add On specifically....
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Old 05-11-07, 02:41 AM
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Amir has been stating since last November that the patch will be out in "weeks". I guess if you work for MS, weeks to them = half a year.

I know "It takes a while to fix the problem and he has no control over it, bla bla bla"

My answer - Don't bs to us about the release date. Oh of course he would, he doesn't want the add on returned back to the stores.
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Old 05-11-07, 12:33 PM
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I just want the damn fix already!
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