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Old 05-15-07, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Xbox 360 HD-DVD update released!

Just read about it over at AVS. Here's the official feedback thread...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=847397

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Here's what the HD DVD audio update will include on May 15th:

- Fix DD being stuck in "Night Mode" which is essentially Dynamic Range Compression leading to the sound sounding very flat

- Option to output ALL HD DVD audio as DTS 1.5Mbps (list includes DD+, TrueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs I may have missed)

- Option to output ALL HD DVD audio as DD 640Kbps, (which it currently does, but will be fixed from the Night Mode bug), list includes DD+, TrueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs that I may have missed.

- Option to output ALL HD DVD audio as WMAPro 1.5Mbps, (list includes DD+, TrueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs I may have missed) for those receivers that support WMA.

- Option to enable/disable Night Mode (with the default set to off)

- Fix a number of disc incompatibilities (including DVD Essentials) as well as a number of Lip Sync issues.

This update is SEPARATE from the Spring Dashboard Update that came out on May 7, 2007.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:05 AM   #2
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Lovin this news! Thanks Kyle!
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Old 05-15-07, 10:21 AM   #3
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Took em long enough. All my HD-DVDs sounded pretty bad. Always had to jack the volume way up, and even then things came off sounding pretty flat.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:24 AM   #4
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Yeah, damn that "night mode." I don't know how that bug made it past QA, but whatever. I'm glad it's fixed.

Until now, I'd thought the audio on NIN - Beside You in Time sucked pretty badly, but I guess it was just because of the 360 bug. I can't wait to get my A2 home, hooked up to my dad's new system (the bass is set to like 1/10th of max and it is ass-rattling) and 1080p Samsung DLP to see how this disc SHOULD have sounded.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:45 AM   #5
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Sweet, can't wait to try this.
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Old 05-15-07, 10:45 AM   #6
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fyi: you have to put an HD DVD in the drive in order for the update to start.
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Old 05-16-07, 02:00 AM   #7
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Sounds a ton better with the update. Set my system to DTS for my 6.1 surround system. Very nice.
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Old 05-16-07, 05:54 AM   #8
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Just in time for the Matrix movies.
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Old 05-16-07, 06:50 AM   #9
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is this a software update only, or it also includes a firmware?

i want to pick up hd-dvd drive for my PC, if it has a firmware update, then i will have to take it to a friends house to get it updated.
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Old 05-16-07, 07:04 AM   #10
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I'm pretty sure it's just software. I don't think any firmware update would affect the drive. It does nothing but read the discs...the 360 console does all the processing and work. What would they update on the drive?
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I'm pretty sure it's just software. I don't think any firmware update would affect the drive. It does nothing but read the discs...the 360 console does all the processing and work. What would they update on the drive?
i don't know, but every drive gets firmware updates for some reason or another
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Simply a software update, microsoft puts none of the fun goo on the hd-dvd drive.
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