Microsoft Releases HD DVD Firmware Update For Xbox 360

In a surprising move, Microsoft has released a new firmware update for the Xbox 360 HD DVD player, which will automatically download the next time users watch an HD DVD movie. The new update includes "compatibility improvements" for specific HD DVD titles as well as "additional support for network features," according to a post by Xbox Live's Larry Hryb in his official blog.

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Fishy Fingers3849d ago (Edited 3849d ago )

Before the thread goes "silly".

This is good news for anyone with a HD-DVD add on + movies. Although the format is dead, it still functions and owners still use it. For them, this is both deserved and appreciated.

Massacre3849d ago

Gotta agree with you there Fish. This was totally unexpected and I embrace this surprise.

PS360WII3849d ago

very true and nice of MS to give that last update for those(like me) who didn't want to wait for the format war to end and just got both ^^

sonarus3849d ago

awwww. That touched my heart a little bit. Kudos to Msoft for not abandoning the add on. If only they had done the same for the first Xbox

360Jamaican40GigFL3849d ago

u c sonarus u couldnt just leave it at hey they didnt abandon it u just had to bring up the fact that they dropped the xbox

Marceles3849d ago

I guess MS has a soft spot for HD-DVD after all, after all of the "we don't care about HD-DVD/digital downloads is the future" stories that have been floating around, good for HD-DVD owners

sonarus3849d ago

lol but they did. Seriously i am very very impressed that MSoft didn't drop HD-DVD but when you start forgetting their past actions it happens again in the future. Best not to bury it and best to talk about it to make msoft think twice bout dropping X360 once X720 comes out. Gamecube was last and they still supported their console regardless.

Not trying to bash msoft or the 360 and they were better off dropping the add on than the original xbox. So yea they did something good but dropping the xbox was worse. I really don't see how my comment should affect any microsoft fans.

Ru3849d ago

If dropping support for a old console is smart...
I have not played a single PS2 or Xbox game since 2005.
So to me dropping production for a outdated console I dont play anymore is not going bother me none...
Just as long as the continue to make the new consoles support Backwards Compatibility and keep the servers up and running for those games.

InYourMom3849d ago

abandoned the original Xbox because MS did not own the components inside of it and lawsuit from Nvidia caused the premature "abandonment" of the system.

Not that you care Sonarus since I know you just wanted to get your "jab" in on the system.

sonarus3849d ago

Well i haven't been playing ps2 either but what about users who invested in the Xbox and are not ready to upgrade for one reason or the other?

Not every is ready to upgrade and by dropping support that is like sayin fvk you dude call us when you are ready to play with the big boys. Microsoft should have supported for a lot longer than they did

sticky doja3848d ago (Edited 3848d ago )

"Gamecube was last and they still supported their console regardless."

Nintendo has not supported the Gamecube since the launch of the Wii dude, unless you consider holding back the release of Twilight Princess for over a year so it could be released on the Wii simultaneously. Other than that their have been like 5 games released for the Gamecube since the Wii came out, none of them from Nintendo.

Nyllo3848d ago

Maybe the update makes the player blow up.

decapitator3848d ago (Edited 3848d ago )

Get to a 1000 already dammit..:P

EDIT: Success.:)

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Captain Tuttle3849d ago (Edited 3849d ago )

It'll be able to play Blu-Ray movies!

Nah...just kidding.

Good news for people who have one though.

decapitator3849d ago (Edited 3849d ago )

Ha..Good one..The idea jumped into my head as well. But this is good news nonetheless. Is good to see Microsoft still supporting HD DVD even after it pulled the plug.

decapitator3848d ago


EDIT: Damn, still not a thousand yet.

George Washington3849d ago (Edited 3849d ago )

hey just a heads up to whoever wants a ton of jumps from this news story. version 8.6 of home was released today. im too lazy to post it so someone go do it for me! lol

TradingWarStories3849d ago

How do you know home 8.6 has been released ?

TriggerHappy3849d ago

Great news MS. Keep the support coming.

decapitator3848d ago

This was the last update. Unless maybe a future update will make the the addon play bd movies, nothing will be coming.

EDIT: Grrr..still not a 1000 yet.

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