Just announced in a press release, the Xbox 360 Spring Dashboard Update will go live at 0200 PST May 9th (read: tomorrow). Fire up your 360 tomorrow to get all the new features.
The acheivement thing is huge... I hate to hit the guide button to see I got some meaningless 10 pointer I wasnt even trying to get.
I love that you already got a pic of Nash's bloody nose. Haha
are going down!
The MSN thing is the first feature im going to try, want to see the look on my buddies faces when it says "Signed in on Xbox 360" ;)
Can't wait to test out the messenger integration.
I just want my divx streaming.
Lets say the update is 10MB in size, 10 x 6 million users on live is 60 million megabytes. No wonder we only get 2 of these a year ;)
I'd love to see that bandwidth bill...
with previous updates, and I'm sure this one will be no exception. Can't wait to check it out.
So how many sites have already written articles about how the new update bricked their 360, and they're just waiting for the update to become available to actually post them? Heh.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
It doesn't look like they have put the Forza demo up :o(
I'm patiently waiting for this Forza demo to make my £90 wireless Xbox wheel worth the money (hopefully)
Wow, it dint brick my 360. The live blade displays chat and IM. Drive displaying the game in the drive.
Shared folders are showing when you connect with the PC but cannot stream the damn videos. Must be some sort of additional config required i hope. Well onto more testing...
Edit: Update: Messenger is working fine chekd with my other a/c from the pc. But videos are not getting streamed. Even orb is not working now :(
How to add friends in the 36 msn chat? ,,,, i cant find the ADD buton..
Or isit so lame that you have to ADD your friends thrue the COMP msn and then you only can see them on the 360? ,, if that is the case it,s sooooo lame... and where the hell is the DIV/ x supp? ...
Is this nott the " hole " uppddate?....
Divx/xvid was just a rumor. Read the official update info from xbox.com
Just having the game in the drive show up is sweet, plus they added it so you can show blocked content on XBL-- that is great, as I use to have to disable that feature just so I could see what my kids shouldn't be able to download... I'm also excited to try out the messaging and background downloading.. Very cool.. gCM
i love how the marketplace blade looks... for some reason i thought the MSN messenger would have looked different from normal text messaging lol d'ah well.. i'm definately going to invest in the keyboard.
no divx still
yes that sucks
you can already stream avi and divx files from your pc to your 360 with a program called transcode 360 go to runtime360.com download the program reboot your computer go to your media center go to the file you want to play tap x go to more than hit transcode and it will play
"Play Crackdown" or "Play Gears of War" part. I hate it when I waste time loading a game someone else put in there.
really wanted divx playback.
apparently it does support MPEG-4SP NOT MPEG-4ASP which is required for divx playback.
anyone know of a avi to mpeg 4 convertor?
howjord check a site called pqdvd.com they have many downloadable programs to convert avi, and all other formats to mpg4. I use there psp video express. It's free.
When you go to the "Systems" blade and then select "Console Settings" and then you select "Display"....
What does the Reference Levels selection do? There are 3 options once you click on it.
What do they do? Anyone know?
"Surprisingly, instead of giving the user direct control of the IRE setting, the Spring Update added three non-descriptive options to the Xbox 360 display settings – standard, intermediate and expanded – with no indication of which setting represents what level of blackness. DailyTech decided to put each of the three levels to the test. Presented in the images to the right is a comparison of each of the three reference levels using Need for Speed Carbon as the test game and King Kong as the test HD DVD. “Standard” appears to retain the same black level setting (7.5 IRE) as it was before the update, and the “expanded” setting looks to present the blackest blacks (0 IRE), with the “intermediate” setting being somewhere in between.
While the increased richness and color in Need for Speed Carbon is noticeable, the more appreciable difference of the new IRE settings comes when watching movies. In all parts of King Kong, but especially the dark scenes where accurate black levels are essential, the new “expanded” reference level produced images that were far richer and less washed out, providing a significantly improved picture."
The update was pretty cool but MSN messenger on the 360 really needs some work for it to become a smoother, easier and better looking experience. For the Fall update, I reckon they will give everyone iptv, video marketplace etc.
Thank you very much buddy. So I guess I should select Expanded with my Elite via HDMI?
Selected expanded on my machine (hooked up to sammy pc monitor) and blacks appear more black. Nice update.
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