|2007-04-10, 10:31 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2001
Connect XBox 360 HD DVD Drive to a PC?
I know when this first came out that you could connect an XBOX 360 HD DVD drive to a computer but you needed one type of player software that was only in Japanese or something but I am wondering if that has been shutdown?
So my question is "Can you now - April 2007 - hook an XBOX 360 HD DVD drive to a computer and, if so, what software and connectors are required?"
Thanks in advance.
|2007-04-10, 10:41 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Excerpt from a recent RFD posting regarding the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive and connection to a computer:
|2007-04-10, 01:57 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London Ont
As Mentioned Hugh
Works well if your PC Is up to the task, PowerDVD HD has native support for the X360 drive now and if your HDCP compliant through the chain you can dispence with anyDVD HD.
|2007-04-14, 10:49 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2007
With Vista Home Premium-found the Xbox HD-Dvd automatically without the need of the new Toshiba drivers through USB connection. Probably needed for XP.
Once installed I had no problem actually viewing the file structure of the HD-DVD. Of course it won't play HD-DVD's without software that supports HD-DVD and a fast enough computer to run the software. At this point I haven't bothered to buy the HD-DVD software even though the computer is fast enough to support it. At this point I only have 2 HD-DVD's and approx. 300 standard DVD's. I can see a clear difference playing off the HD-DVD player through Xbox 360 even at 1080i. Have been reading almost all the posts on this great forum trying to decide what to do next-upconversion through Xbox 1, Xbox 360 or a dedicated HD-DVD player like Oppo or Toshiba.
Sorry to running on-this is my first post!
|2007-04-18, 06:24 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2003
I was also wondering what to use for the different playback tasks, but I seem to have found the obvious and almost perfect answer. With an HTPC equipped with the Xbox HD DVD drive, Sony's Blu-Ray writer and PowerDVD Ultra, I can
- play HD DVD discs
- play Blu-Ray discs
- play (and upconvert with the highest quality) SD DVD discs
- play all existing HD and SD video and audio media in the world that can be put on hard disc
- play DVD-Audio discs
- use all new genertaion audio codecs like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio through a simple 5.1 analog connection to the audio receiver
- record home made Blu-ray discs on BR media and HD DVD discs on standard DVD recordable media
- browse Internet and play audio and video streams
- play video games
Everything is quite integrated and easy now.