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Old 01-02-07, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default **Official Xbox 360 HD DVD drive on PC Thread**

Talk about your experiences with the 360 drive on your PC here.

I went home over lunch just to try this out and it worked perfectly. I ended up going with PowerDVD since it supports HD DVD out of the box (not requiring an as-yet-unavailable plugin to work a la WinDVD 8). I installed the Toshiba drivers that can be found all over the 'net and Serenity was instantly recognized.

I got a message saying that my hardware wouldn't allow playback at its current resolution (2560x1600) and that I'd need to turn it to a lower one, but when I put it to 1280x800 and hit play, only 1/4 of the movie was shown on screen, so I'm hoping that means I'm some how able to get 2560x1600...but I'm not counting on it.

I ran out of time to play with it anymore because I was fighting with my POS Linksys WRT54GS again after we momentarily lost power and it looks like that router is toast. But anyway...I'm excited to go home tonight and play with this some more.
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Old 01-02-07, 05:14 PM   #2
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Well, it definitely won't play in 2560x1600 (damn), but like I said, I wasn't really expecting it to work.

However, it still seems to be outputting the video at that high of a resolution because in 1280x800, only 1/4 of the movie is viewable starting at the top left of the screen. I can't seem to find any options in PowerDVD to force output to 720p or whatever.

Anyone have any ideas/luck with their 360 drive on their PC and a big monitor?
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Old 01-02-07, 10:23 PM   #3
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I have WinDVD8 platinum on the way. With the plugin its around $25 cheaper than Cyberlink and it seems to be easier to run.

I am going to see if I can get it to run on my P4 3.2C. Technically, I think it may work with VC-1/MPEG2 HD DVDs. H264 ones like the Weinstein titles, will choke though!
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Does it play at 1920x1080? If so I might pick up the HD-DVD Drive this week.
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Old 01-02-07, 11:19 PM   #5
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Does it play at 1920x1080? If so I might pick up the HD-DVD Drive this week.
I would assume that's what it's doing on my machine since I'm only able to see about 1/4 of it (roughly), but I can't get it to work at 720p so whatever. I'm pretty annoyed.
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Old 01-02-07, 11:51 PM   #6
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I would assume that's what it's doing on my machine since I'm only able to see about 1/4 of it (roughly), but I can't get it to work at 720p so whatever. I'm pretty annoyed.
Yeah that sucks having the best equipment and not being able to use it properly

Personally the drive works perfect on the 360, so I wont fork out the money for PDVD Ultra or WinDVD plugin. Also I doubt my processor would be fast enough to handle the decoding... a video review of this drive on PC was using 3.2 P4 and it was very choppy. Anyone tried it on an A64 single core?
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look at this thread and see if anything helps you Klye. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=775177
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look at this thread and see if anything helps you Klye. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=775177
Thanks for that link. I skimmed it, but I don't think it's going to help much. The movies play correctly, they just don't scale down to 720p.

Perhaps I'll post and ask if anyone else with a 3007 has had any luck...
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This link gives you an idea of how much of a deal the XBOX 360 HD DVD drive really is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140022
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This link gives you an idea of how much of a deal the XBOX 360 HD DVD drive really is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827140022
Good lord. I almost want to buy a second one just to use for my computer (assuming I ever get it figured out).
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Good lord. I almost want to buy a second one just to use for my computer (assuming I ever get it figured out).
Yeah, part of the reason I ordered WinDVD was because PowerDVD seemed too strict in enforcing "the proper hardware." Hopefully WinDVD will be better (and hopefully they'll release the $25 plugin soon!)
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The Dell 3007 is dual-link, right? Many graphics cards have issues outputting hardware overlays over two physical outputs, so you might want to try turning overlays off and/or trying at 1280x800 with just one DVI connector hooked.
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