The new HD Netflix streaming service on the Xbox 360 requires an HDCP compatible display device. If you try play a movie while not connected to an HDCP compatible display, you will get the Secure HDCP Link Not Found error.
Already debunked above; proven to output just fine at 1080i. Now, is the Xbox 360 taking the high definition content, downrezzing it, then scaling it back up again to the output resolution? Probably not, but that's what folks will cry next. Someone would have to do an image analysis to determine the answer to that, if anyone's really worried.
Video Marketplace does nothing funky over component so why would Netflix?
For that matter, why such a fuss over 300 movies and TV shows (probably more of the latter than the former)?
Its just a place-holder until real broadband gets here anyway...
Mind you, its a great placeholder and something to be encouraged but to hear the gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands you'd think the service was going to dish out sub-vhs quality instead of DVD-plus...
The brand loyalists are going crazy all over the web. If you're a gamer and a movie fan, owning both consoles is the best thing right now. HD streaming via Netflix via the crashbox and Bluray via the PStriplez.
I don't have much info on the audio side of the NXE/Netflix thing yet... As long as it sounds great I'm all for it. Please, no 2ch audio *cough* PSN *cough*
I read somewhere that it might be region locked.. Can anyone give any insite? I'm going away to europe for 6 months and the 360 might be the console that comes with me. I'ld LOVE to have movie rentals over the service if it's open to all customers
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Odd. Do we think that Microsoft enabled HDCP between the time when reviewers were previewing the NXE and when it finally released? Or was it always required on the HDMI output, but understandably not an issue for HD viewing via component?
I have an hdmi to dvi cable for my 360, trying to connect it to my 16:10 monitor, won't let me watch netflix because of this. It's ok though, since this is also my PC monitor and I can just open IE and watch online the same way lol. With HDMI to my 1080p lcd tv though, I can watch it just fine.
So did NXE add HDCP then? Why would they add it now?
I won't have my gold account until tomorrow, I hope I don't have any Netflix issues. My roommate has an older DLP with DVI (manual says it is HDCP compliant) that we use for my Xbox. I suppose I could just switch to component if we run into trouble. I hope they work these bugs out soon.