Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Slinger07, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Slinger07

    Slinger07 Well-Known Member

    I am a newb when it comes to the HD DVD hardware, but have been the proud owner of AnyDVD & CloneDVD for quite some time. I know this is a little bit off topic as far as AnyHD-DVD is concerned but I hope you understand. I will be purchasing a HDTV very soon and was'nt sure if the Xbox HD DVD Player could be hooked directly to a HDTV to watch movies or if it had to be connected thru a Xbox 360?

    Basically what I am asking is can this Xbox drive be used as a cheap alternative to purchasing one of the more expensive HD DVD Players??

  2. spinksjinx

    spinksjinx New Member

    It can be connected either via the 360 or through a pc...It connects via usb canceling anyway out of it ever being a standalone player since it has no internal functionality and is basically a drive in a case.
  3. doggadogdog

    doggadogdog New Member

    When the xbox is off the HD DVD turns off, the only only ouput on the HD DVD drive is usb so you are unable to use it as a standalone player with your HD TV. It must go through your XBOX or your pc.

    All the video processing is done by the XBOX or the PC.

    NTENSEDOUG New Member

    will you be able to hook the hd dvd player that is for xbox to a playstation 3 since it is usb i wouldnt see why not since you can hook it to a pc
  5. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    I see no reason why not - but it will work as a normal DVD drive only, as PS3 has no support for HD DVD.
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    The HD-DVD player most likely wouldn't work with a Playstation 3 no matter what.
  7. Slinger07

    Slinger07 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help guys. I get the picture now: The Xbox drive can be used to decrypt my purchased HD-DVD's to my Hard-Drive via usb to my PC using AnyHD-DVD.

    If you dont mind me asking, generally how large is a HD-DVD (Movie Only - no menu's)??

    I guess from what I have read there is no (affordable) way to backup a HD-DVD to a DVDHD-R or some form of writable media? I do have some DVD+R DL's and would be nice to even make them fit onto that as long as the quality is not degraded too much.
  8. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Over 20GB I believe. Around 20-25GB.
  9. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    King Kong on my HD is just under 30 gigs.
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Probably closer to 25GB for most movies for the main movie.