XBox HD-DVD Firmware

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by wdgoldstein, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. wdgoldstein

    wdgoldstein Beta Tester

    Hey folks,

    I have a X-Box 360 HD-DVD drive attached to my computer and have been unable to find a firmware update that will allow 1080P (Mine is the original 1080i firmware). I do NOT have access to a 360 unit to flash the drive and want to get an update that can be run from windows. Has anyone found such a beast?
     
  2. Buju

    Buju Member

    Firmware needed

    I am also on the hunt for such firmware to use from Windows? Anyone out there can help?
     
  3. Galileo2000

    Galileo2000 Well-Known Member

    I am not sure I am following.

    PC video resolution depends on your video card. It has nothing to do with the HD DVD add-on firmware. It is just a drive.

    My apologies if I am missing something.
     
  4. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    As far as I was aware the update was for the Xbox 360 itself not the drive
     
  5. wdgoldstein

    wdgoldstein Beta Tester

    Firmware

    It is my understanding that the original firmware on the HD-DVD add on was limited to 1080i. The firmware update addressed both the XBox and the drive and requires that the drive be attached to the xbox for flashing. My video can support 1080p but when using with the X-Box Drive best I can get is 1080i.
     
  6. bingobill

    bingobill Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with Galileo2000, the drive has nothing to do with output resolusion, it's down to the graphics card. I had no problems out putting 1080p when I had my Xbox drive, I now have a Toshiba internal and no problems out putting 1080p with that either.
     
  7. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You are wrong. For 1080p playback on a PC, a drive firmware update is not required or needed. It only depends on the player software / video card / video drivers.
     
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

  10. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    Yes, sorry. after i posted i realized he didnt have a 360, so yes it would not matter. Although didnt some of the original toshiba HD players get a 1080p upgrade through firmware? again that is not for a pc but wouldnt that make it a possibility that firmware could limit the output?
     
  11. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    PS3 did the same thing, allowed 1080p firmware upgrade in one of its patches (1.8).
     
  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    On a PC? No.