Originally Posted by audiovideoholic
I should have the cable as well if need to borrow it. From what I remember it actually just plugged into the 360 to recieve its power. I could be wrong but thats what I'm thinking. I'll see if I cant find it. I know its in a box in the closet.
Just out of curiousity, How many mainstream movies where released on HD DVD? I remember a few and some HBO shows but also remember switching to BD because of so many being released on there instead. I just dont remember that many good movies on HD DVD but then again I made the switch early as soon as heard what sony was doing.
Hi there mate,
Thanks very much for the offer. I think that Peter (The Sly or Peter #435 in Sydney as I refer to him
) may have the cord and he is local. I will let you know if he can't find it and really appreciate your offer. Strange that you say that it plugs into the back of the 360 as that's what Peter #435 told me as well, however the manual at this link shows that it needs a power cable.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927345#3
Does anyone know if this drive will take sufficient power from a USB to operate? I may try this tonight if I have the right USB cable.
In terms of HD-DVD, its demise was the starting point of my movie collection. I think I had only paid for a few full priced movies in the failed format, but when it went belly-up, I purchased a stack of movies (150-200). Some are terrible (Balls of Fire comes to mind) but then I also have Serenity, BSG Series 1, The River, The Deer Hunter, all of the Superman Movies, Batman Begins and the Matrix Collection which are some of my faves. As an aside, I watched Superman Returns again on the weekend. Of course, being a Warner title, locked up mid movie. These discs are going down fast as I had heard. FYI, it played up at the same point on both of my HD-DVD players. I am hoping that the X-Box drive manages to play the discs enough to rip them. If not, I will rip what I can and then replace the others with Bluray.
On another happy note, I purchased my NAS drive and after exchanging it once due to a malfunction, it would appear that one of the drives is DOA, causing the drive not to boot up. I have three operational drives but will get the one defective drive replaced and set up the Raids before I rip anything. I am also battling with the Popcorn Hour A-300 with some titles not being reliable so Peter M, watch this space before you lay down your hard earned.