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post #2041 of 2184
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Originally Posted by SKoprowski View Post

Wow- count me in for the $49.00 deal for the add on. It will be nice to have so I can rip my hd-dvds on my pc and convert them to blu-ray later on.

I wonder if this will be possible? Not for any illegal purposes, mind you, but it could be a way to make sure those HD-DVDs last for a much longer time.
post #2042 of 2184
Well its official it should be $50 everywhere now...Xbox.com has the price at $49.99

Link
post #2043 of 2184
OK, I picked up the drive with the hope of archiving my HD DVDs some day. To use the drive on acomputer, are there current links for drivers and software required? Some of those from early in this thread are dead.
post #2044 of 2184
CC now has them at $49.99
post #2045 of 2184
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Originally Posted by Norgoth View Post

The Xbox360 hd add-on is now officially terminated.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/23/x...le-theyre-hot/

Wow, a TWC owned blog is an official Microsoft article...it's amazing what some people think.

Their source is yet another blog.

I'm not saying it's incorrect, just amazing as to what some consider "official"

With that said, I picked up one for my PC
post #2046 of 2184
a pity that it's now discontinued....at least it'll still play HD DVDs.
post #2047 of 2184
sivartk,

I consider the AVS Forums to be a place that people can go to place threads and have written discussions without the ad hominem attacks. Why could you not simply have stated you do not consider it "official" until a statement is released by Microsoft and then also pointed out that you have since bought an add-on? That would have been a respectable statement.

In any event, your point is correct in that the link was not to any direct comment by Microsoft.
post #2048 of 2184
....because it happens everyday on this site mutliple times...I guess I get tired of being nice
post #2049 of 2184
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Originally Posted by Norgoth View Post

sivartk,

I consider the AVS Forums to be a place that people can go to place threads and have written discussions without the ad hominem attacks. Why could you not simply have stated you do not consider it "official" until a statement is released by Microsoft and then also pointed out that you have since bought an add-on? That would have been a respectable statement.

In any event, your point is correct in that the link was not to any direct comment by Microsoft.

The gamerscore blog is an official Microsoft blog. It is accurate.
post #2050 of 2184
Picked up my drive last night. Hooked it up to my pc running Vista and drivers were automatically installed. I ripped 2 hd-dvds to my pc last night. I figure when prices come down I can eventually transfer everything to blu-ray. I assume we will probably see programs popping up that will easily enable users to rip and transfer hd-dvd to blu-ray format soon. I know it can be done now using 3 or programs but I'm too lazy.
post #2051 of 2184
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Originally Posted by Norgoth View Post

sivartk, I consider the AVS Forums to be a place that people can go to place threads and have written discussions without the ad hominem attacks.

I didn't find sivartk's comment to be an "attack" at all--jeez man you need a thicker skin.

But along with "official" statements that aren't "official", it fries my butt to see all the comments here that "HD DVD is dead". It's no deader than VHS tape is dead, and might have a very long life for all we know. What's happened is Toshiba has stopped making players; at least LG has not quit and it's possible we'll see independents & hobbyists using the format for a long time to come.
post #2052 of 2184
So these 360 HD DVD drives can be used as external PC HD DVD drives? I had been watching the LG internal combo drive prices, but for a measily $50, I just ordered two. I wonder if I should now bother with the internal drives. Then again, this thing is not powered through the USB...

I will say that the idea that you can save your HD DVDs to a hard drive and probably burn them to BD-Rs in the future might help if you don't have a BD player in that respective room. Would be easier than carting a player around (I absolutely despise having to dig in a cabinet and rearrange cables!).
post #2053 of 2184
So, are the XP drivers still around, or does everyone ignore the install messages that pop up?...
post #2054 of 2184
Does anyone have a upc code from thier add-on box that they are not going to use? If so, may i have it please!! Thanks
post #2055 of 2184
Hey Guys,

Just a quick question. I just jumped on the HD-DVD player after it dropped to $50. I plan on hooking it up to my PC to watch movies on my Dell 2407 (rev A03). I have an HDCP compatible video card (8800gt) and my concern is making sure I can display in 1080p with the proper aspect ratio. I have the option of VGA or DVI but not HDMI. The other concern is the known issue with this revision of 1:1 pixel mapping. The monitor is 16x10 while the movie is 16x9. Will this not be an issue since it is not a stand alone player (will the video software be able to put black bars at the top and bottom)?

Thanks for your help!
post #2056 of 2184
Yea, i connected mine last night, at 1st it told me it couldnt find the drivers and then retried and bam instant installation....

Now, Yes im cheap, anyone know of a good HD DVD playback software or even a good HD DVD ripping software that falls in the price range of free.....LEGAL of course

Anyway, even a cheap HD DVD playback software would be nice.

thanks in advance.
post #2057 of 2184
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Originally Posted by kreepy View Post

Yea, i connected mine last night, at 1st it told me it couldnt find the drivers and then retried and bam instant installation....

Now, Yes im cheap, anyone know of a good HD DVD playback software or even a good HD DVD ripping software that falls in the price range of free.....LEGAL of course

Anyway, even a cheap HD DVD playback software would be nice.

thanks in advance.

free,,,, nothing right now.

The cheapest playback software is Powerdvd 7.3 deluxe
post #2058 of 2184
Can you actually watch the movie from the HD DVD add-on on your computer or do you first copy to computer then find a program to run it.
post #2059 of 2184
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Originally Posted by yellowcanary73 View Post

Can you actually watch the movie from the HD DVD add-on on your computer or do you first copy to computer then find a program to run it.

either or will work. I just playback from the drive being that it's faster that way then ripping 24 gigs (give or take some) to HD then playing back.
post #2060 of 2184
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

either or will work. I just playback from the drive being that it's faster that way then ripping 24 gigs (give or take some) to HD then playing back.

Bought the HD DVD add-on just now plugged in to computer through USB also down loaded Powerdvd 7.3 trail version but all it gives me is not a supported format in drive f can it be played right from player or do I have to copy to hard drive.
post #2061 of 2184
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Originally Posted by yellowcanary73 View Post

Bought the HD DVD add-on just now plugged in to computer through USB also down loaded Powerdvd 7.3 trail version but all it gives me is not a supported format in drive f can it be played right from player or do I have to copy to hard drive.

ahh, almost forgot. You have to download the udf 2.5 drivers otherwise it won't recognize. It's near the beginning of this thread with the link to download them.
post #2062 of 2184
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

ahh, almost forgot. You have to download the udf 2.5 drivers otherwise it won't recognize. It's near the beginning of this thread with the link to download them.

I forgot to mention I'm running Vista pro does that matter
That seems to be a hard file to find.
post #2063 of 2184
Do web enabled features work when running the dirive on a PC? I Have the drive & powerdvd ultra and I am watching transformers perfectly but I cannot get the GPS feature to work (error 0010) Any Ideas? Thanks
post #2064 of 2184
I tried to install the THdudf file from the UDF file but it says that INF file you select does not support this method of installation. I have Vista Home premium with ge force 8800gt video card. Someone help please, thanks
post #2065 of 2184
Picked one up today at CC. Can't seem to find the UDF drivers though, every link I find on google is dead!!!
post #2066 of 2184
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Originally Posted by jhebi View Post

I tried to install the THdudf file from the UDF file but it says that INF file you select does not support this method of installation. I have Vista Home premium with ge force 8800gt video card. Someone help please, thanks

From what I've read, Vista already has the drivers....I have XP so I can't confirm. The drivers can be found, you just have to look

Now I just need to find a decent priced playback software.
post #2067 of 2184
I am also looking for xp drivers and the cheapest (freeware) playing software. Why the wink about the drivers? Are they secret? Does any freeware work to play HDDVD?
post #2068 of 2184
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Originally Posted by jhebi View Post

I tried to install the THdudf file from the UDF file but it says that INF file you select does not support this method of installation. I have Vista Home premium with ge force 8800gt video card. Someone help please, thanks

I think I read with Vista it already has them.I went to Cyberlink advisor down loaded it ran it says my system not capable but I have a Blu Ray player in my laptop and it plays them perfect.
post #2069 of 2184
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Originally Posted by dcrum View Post

Why the wink about the drivers? Are they secret?

It's not a secret, but you have to think outside the google box....this forum doesn't allow the chat about illegal software and these drivers are borderline on breaking that policy.

What you need is something that has a file name kind of like this
XBOX360.HD-DVDRom.UDF.Reader.v2.5.WindowsXP-BluePrint
post #2070 of 2184
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

free,,,, nothing right now.

The cheapest playback software is Powerdvd 7.3 deluxe

Is that different than the v7 free trial? Must be, v7 gives me unsupported format on HD DVD disc'. Is that the $39.95 Deluxe upgrade from v7?
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