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post #121 of 1628
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Originally Posted by GBO Possum View Post

Have you gone through the controller registration procedure (pressing the right buttons on the console and the controller)?


Nope. Forgot to push the connect button on the 360. End-user error.
post #122 of 1628
I noticed the last couple of times I've put PGR in the drive makes a terrible grinding noise just after the door closes. No other problems or noises and no problem loading the disc. I haven't tried anything else yet but have looked at the PGR disc and there are no marks on it. I'll probably try a different disc tonight just to see. My system is horizontal if that matters.

Just curious if anybody else has heard anything similar.

Thanks,

Jim
post #123 of 1628
well I just got my 360 right before Christmas, but regret to inform I have the freezing issues too!! Two types:
1- when I go to save a file it freezes and locks up and all I can do is restart losing my unsaved progress! and with THAW it actually corrupts the file completely!!!
2- just plain freezes up out of nowhere. It happens at least 1 time evry time I play.

I have the 1 year warranty with EB so I know I could just exchange it for a new one, but was gonna wait a bit to hopefully get a later model that doesn't have this problem. This is ridiculous! any more ideas or news??? thanks

efm80
post #124 of 1628
I can't get my 360 to talk to my PC.

Seems like I've tried about everything. Opened ports. Did everything they say to do on the Xbox360 site. Even contacted tech support. (what a joke)

So here is what I have:
My PC is XP SP2
LinkSYS 2.4 GHz Wireless-B Broadband Router 802.11 BEFW11S4
dsl mODUM

DSL Comes out of wall and connects to the jack marked internet.
PC is Wired to the router
Xbox360 is Wired to the router.

I can and do get on Xbox Live. Without problems.
But when I run the test fro the Xbox it says the computer Failed.

I am running Windows media Connect and I believe I have disabled all firewalls. (Is there a way for me to check and make sure?)
It seems that if I can get out t Xbox Live, then I shouldn't be having these issues.

Looking for some advice guys.

Thanks,
Matt
post #125 of 1628
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Originally Posted by MColeman View Post

I can't get my 360 to talk to my PC.

Seems like I've tried about everything. Opened ports. Did everything they say to do on the Xbox360 site. Even contacted tech support. (what a joke)

So here is what I have:
My PC is XP SP2
LinkSYS 2.4 GHz Wireless-B Broadband Router 802.11 BEFW11S4
dsl mODUM

DSL Comes out of wall and connects to the jack marked internet.
PC is Wired to the router
Xbox360 is Wired to the router.

I can and do get on Xbox Live. Without problems.
But when I run the test fro the Xbox it says the computer Failed.

I am running Windows media Connect and I believe I have disabled all firewalls. (Is there a way for me to check and make sure?)
It seems that if I can get out t Xbox Live, then I shouldn't be having these issues.

Looking for some advice guys.

Thanks,
Matt

I was having your exact problems till I disabled Zone Alarm. Once I did that it worked fine. I tried changing all kinds of settings in Zone Alarm but could never get it to connect.

Just a thought and my experience with my setup.

Good luck.

Jim
post #126 of 1628
I have seen mine freeze at times also.. Seems to be just about everybody has seen this problem at one time or another. Could be software and not hardware related.
post #127 of 1628
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Originally Posted by motoman View Post

I was having your exact problems till I disabled Zone Alarm. Once I did that it worked fine. I tried changing all kinds of settings in Zone Alarm but could never get it to connect.

Just a thought and my experience with my setup.

Good luck.

Jim


This may be part of my problem. I've had zone alarm on this pc in the past. But thought I had removed it. But when I do a search I see various zone alarm this and thats posted around. Usually tied to aol. Any idea on how I can make sure and completely scrub zone alarm from my system?
post #128 of 1628
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Originally Posted by MColeman View Post

This may be part of my problem. I've had zone alarm on this pc in the past. But thought I had removed it. But when I do a search I see various zone alarm this and thats posted around. Usually tied to aol. Any idea on how I can make sure and completely scrub zone alarm from my system?

I just used Zone Alarms program remove for the start menu/programs Zone Alarm tab. You can also check the Add/Remove Pograms under the Control Panel also. On mine I could just disable it after start up and then it would link up.

Later,

Jim
post #129 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Geoff9920 View Post

Everytime I hear the cable snap into place, it pops right back out. I don't think I'm the problem.

I am having the same exact problem and I'm using a Monster optical cable. They are practically impossible to remove from my receiver but they won't stay plugged in to the Xbox 360 AV cable. I'm really getting frustrated - any help would be most appreciated!
post #130 of 1628
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Originally Posted by javeryh View Post

I am having the same exact problem and I'm using a Monster optical cable. They are practically impossible to remove from my receiver but they won't stay plugged in to the Xbox 360 AV cable. I'm really getting frustrated - any help would be most appreciated!

FWIW - I bought two optical cables (different lengths) prior to my 360 arriving, not being sure of final placement.

The cables were cheap ones ($7), but different manufacture. One (3ft) fits VERY snugly, the other (10ft) hinted that it wanted to fall out, and it did that once when I was moving stuff around. The snug one just feels really good as it snaps in. The other is, well, vague. So clearly, there is variance in plugs, but I would not blame the 360 for being off-spec. They came from mycableshop.com

Edit - I had the cables reversed, the 3ft is snug
post #131 of 1628
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Originally Posted by MColeman View Post

I can't get my 360 to talk to my PC.

Seems like I've tried about everything. Opened ports. Did everything they say to do on the Xbox360 site. Even contacted tech support. (what a joke)

So here is what I have:
My PC is XP SP2
LinkSYS 2.4 GHz Wireless-B Broadband Router 802.11 BEFW11S4
dsl mODUM

DSL Comes out of wall and connects to the jack marked internet.
PC is Wired to the router
Xbox360 is Wired to the router.

I can and do get on Xbox Live. Without problems.
But when I run the test fro the Xbox it says the computer Failed.

I am running Windows media Connect and I believe I have disabled all firewalls. (Is there a way for me to check and make sure?)
It seems that if I can get out t Xbox Live, then I shouldn't be having these issues.

Looking for some advice guys.

Thanks,
Matt

I had this issue as well.

I downloaded the latest Zonealarm update and it went away.
post #132 of 1628
1. Got the dreaded 3FRL (3 Flashing Red Lights) on Dec. 30th
2. Called 1-800-4MY-XBOX on Dec 31st
3. Received box to ship unit back on Jan 3rd
4. Sent console to MS on Jan 3rd
5. MS received my unit on Jan 4th
6. MS sent replacement on Jan 9th
7. Received new unit (dated 12-01-05) on Jan 10th
post #133 of 1628
Okay here is a weird one for you all, to try to help me with. Everything on my console seems to be working fine except, my controller lights on the console will alternate from quadrant 1(upper left) to quadrant 2 (upper right) for no given reason, just every few seconds I will look up in it will change, as far as I know it is not supposed to do that. The controller will remain working the whole time and only show in the quadrant 1 spot where it is supposed to be.

Any Ideas? Thanks.
post #134 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Analyzer52 View Post

Okay here is a weird one for you all, to try to help me with. Everything on my console seems to be working fine except, my controller lights on the console will alternate from quadrant 1(upper left) to quadrant 2 (upper right) for no given reason, just every few seconds I will look up in it will change, as far as I know it is not supposed to do that. The controller will remain working the whole time and only show in the quadrant 1 spot where it is supposed to be.

Any Ideas? Thanks.

I figured it out it I was told that it is confused about weather it is horizontal or vertical so it doen't know which light to light up for the controller pluged in.
post #135 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Analyzer52 View Post

I figured it out it I was told that it is confused about weather it is horizontal or vertical so it doen't know which light to light up for the controller pluged in.

So it was at some angle between horizontal and vertical?
post #136 of 1628
Hi there to all the helpful folks on this board,

So, I've recently moved up to the 360, but am experiencing some frustrating problems streaming audio from my Windows XP computer using Media Connect.

I have my CD collection stored on this PC as .WAV files. I am connected to the PC just fine. I can see pictures, and stream SOME of my music. But here's the weird part. For whatever reason, the 360 will only play about half (or less) of the 3000 songs I have on the hard drive. The playlist on the 360 will display each and every song, but when you try to click on a song to play it, it displays the red circle with a slash through it on the song title, and immediately skips to the next song that will play.

This behaviour is pretty consistent. I've gone through pretty much the entire playlist, and it seems that newer CDs I ripped to the hard drive have the most problems. It also seems that songs won't play on a CD by CD basis. In other words, entire CDs worth of ripped tracks won't play, not one song from these CDs will play. Even though this seems mostly limited to newer stuff, there are older CDs on the drive that suffer this problem as well.

I'm getting concerned that this relates to some crazy DRM protection scheme from Microsoft. Rest assured, every single track on this hard drive has been ripped from a CD that I purchased, it just concerns me that newer CDs seem to be the ones that won't play.

Anyway, that covers my initial question. I have some other questions about music streaming, but to decrease the book-size length of this post I'll ask 'em later.

Thanks in advance for any help, it is greatly appreciated!

Regards,

Jeb
post #137 of 1628
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Originally Posted by GBO Possum View Post

So it was at some angle between horizontal and vertical?

No I recently swiched it from horizontal to vertical because the new hdtv takes up more room so it fits better that way that is all I did different and as far as I know it is completely vertical but someone told me it maybe because the shelf is not level, but I know it was leveled when it was installed and to my eyes it looks level not sure what the problem is.

This is the responds I got from someone on the xbox forum and it seems to make sense:

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Okay, it isn't his batteries. He's talking about the CONSOLE, not the controller, and he's saying that only lights 1 and 2 are alternating.

Anlyzer52, inside of the Xbox 360, there is basically a small ball/weight that tells the console if it is horizontal or vertical. This allows the console to re-orient the ring of light, so that the upper left quadrant is always controller 1. If you want to see what I mean, TAKE ANY DISC OUT OF THE XBOX (moving console with disc in can ruin the disc and shorten the life of your console), leave it turned on, plug in a controller (or turn on a wireless one, and flip the console from horizontal to vertical. You'll see that the ring of light re-orients itself.

The thing you are seing is basically that little ball/weight being caught, and giving an imprecise reading to the console. My console did this for a while, too. Make sure that your console is on a completely level surface. Also, I've noticed that a console that is horizontal never has this problem. Now, this is a really superficial problem, but if you want to send it in for repairs (I wouldn't), you can call tech support for a replacement (not worth it to me).
post #138 of 1628
Anyone having any luck encoding video to the correct format to play on the xbox 360 from Windows Media Center 2005? I've tried WMV and MPEG2 and the video's try to load and lock up.
post #139 of 1628
Totally overlooked this thread and made a new one with my problem

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=629686

Anyone else having problems with the 360 detecting games as being movie DVD's??

I'm worried I got a bad DVD drive, but I don't see many people reporting that type of problem...
post #140 of 1628
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Originally Posted by bschwarting View Post

Anyone having any luck encoding video to the correct format to play on the xbox 360 from Windows Media Center 2005? I've tried WMV and MPEG2 and the video's try to load and lock up.

I suggest downloading known good files in WMV and MPEG2 formats. If they work it's a problem with whatever encoder you have. If they don't work, well
post #141 of 1628
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Originally Posted by GBO Possum View Post

I suggest downloading known good files in WMV and MPEG2 formats. If they work it's a problem with whatever encoder you have. If they don't work, well

I have had some WMV and MPEG2 work fine, but shouldn't you be able to encode any video format to WMV or MPEG2 and it play on the xbox 360 via WMC2K5? If so, what video encoder? I've tried serveral that say they encode to MPEG2 with no luck.
post #142 of 1628
I've had success with Videora at http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/Xbox360/
post #143 of 1628
Not sure if this has been asked! Does the 360 have a limit to the amount of files you can get through Media Connect?

The reason I ask? When I go to my pictures on the 360, some of my picture folders don't show up. Their in my shared folder on the PC but not on the 360. All my pictures are in the "My Picture" folder with lots of subfolders for each day I saved pictures from my camera!

On the same hand. I took some new pictures and saved them to my PC and those showed up on the 360.

DOES ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THIS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS?
post #144 of 1628
I uninstalled some codec packs and encoding works fine now.

I had already tried videora with the same results. It locked up. Now I will have to start installing the codec packs again and see which one breaks it.
post #145 of 1628
I just purchased the XBOX 360 and now have a few issues I need resolved. The XBOX is hooked up directly to my HDTV along with the sound. However, I do not have the HDTV connected to my receiver (Cable box - receiver). So I have no 5.1 sound when playing. Any configuration suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I'm new to the whole wireless router thing, so any suggestions would be appreciated...I plan to purchase a wireless router for XBOX Live. Thank you for any replies
post #146 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Oktoberfest View Post

I just purchased the XBOX 360 and now have a few issues I need resolved. The XBOX is hooked up directly to my HDTV along with the sound. However, I do not have the HDTV connected to my receiver (Cable box - receiver). So I have no 5.1 sound when playing. Any configuration suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I'm new to the whole wireless router thing, so any suggestions would be appreciated...I plan to purchase a wireless router for XBOX Live. Thank you for any replies

If you have it hooked directly to the tv and the tv has 5.1 there is no reason why you should not have the digital sound unless you have something set wrong on the TV. You can also check the settings in the 360 but I believe from the factory it is set for 5.1 doby digital.
post #147 of 1628
Where is the 5.1 surround port located to attach a toslink Optical cable? I'm not at home, so I can't look.
post #148 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Oktoberfest View Post

Where is the 5.1 surround port located to attach a toslink Optical cable? I'm not at home, so I can't look.


For 5.1 surround:

1) Connect the 360 to a receiver that feeds your 6 surround speakers via a toslink or a digital coaxial cable (either one will deliver good quality digital transfer to your receiver from the 360, but toslink (aka optical) is preffered.)


2) Set the receiver input to digital/coxial.

3) Set the 360 sound option to 5.1 dolby digital (undre the systems tab in the dashboard).

4) Enjoy!
post #149 of 1628
I recently purchased an Onkyo TXNR1000 receiver and very recently, the new Hitachi HDPJ52 720p projector.

I just got my premium x-box 360 the other day and hooked it up using the supplied component cables and a monster optical cable.

The 360 is ran into my onkyo receiver using component/optical, and is then output through hdmi to my projector.

I first set the 360 to 720p and put in call of duty. As soon as the game makers intro screen came up, the projector temporarily lost its signal then came right back on to finish showing the rest of the company's intro. Right after, the Call of Duty game video comes on and shows a bunch of game rendered scenes before going into the game menu. The entire video played perfectly with no problems. As soon as the game menu came on after the video, I only saw it for a split second before the signal was lost again. The exact same thing happened with perfect dark and Project Gotham. I can only see the videos and when its time to use the game's menus, it loses its signal.

I switched the 360 to 480p and 1080i, both work perfectly with no loss of video.

I just can't figure this out. When trying to access video settings on the projector, if the video is lost on the screen the projector acts as if there is no HDMI port as all the menu selections for HDMI are grayed out and not accessible.
post #150 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Rice0209 View Post

I recently purchased an Onkyo TXNR1000 receiver and very recently, the new Hitachi HDPJ52 720p projector.

I just got my premium x-box 360 the other day and hooked it up using the supplied component cables and a monster optical cable.

The 360 is ran into my onkyo receiver using component/optical, and is then output through hdmi to my projector.

It may be because the 360 does not support HDMI right now (maybe in the future), so it could be cause some sort of wierd conflict. This is just a guess not positive. If you can hook up the 360 to the projector through the component cables it was supplied with and see if you still have the same problem.
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