Format War Central writes "The copy protection police have struck again. The new HD Netflix streaming service on the Xbox 360 requires an HDCP compatible display device..."
This only applies to non-HDCP compatible DVI Connections.
Thats strange, hopefully those running component cables aren't screwed over. Kind of defeats the object of watching HD (ish) movies if they have to be in 480p.
If that is the case VGA should give you 1080p
Yeah, I agree... HD movies in 480 if you use component cables? That seems harsh.
Correct me if I'm wrong but VGA is not HDCP compliant.
@ plain rice: Not to sure but it can upscale your DVD's to 1080p I beleive and allow you to watch HD DVD's at 1080p compared to component that only gave you 480p and 1080i respectively.
VGA is not HDCP compliant.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong. HDCP is only compliant with digital signals. Analogs will not work or will be shown as 480p. HDMI/DVI = Digital (works) VGA/RGB/Component = Anolog (doesnt work)
once again, Microsoft hides the very fine print. After several hardware revisions they are still cutting corners and making it more expensive to own a 360. fans will still overlook this and deny that rrod exists. people that know better will point and laugh at you.
i find this hard to believe. is there a source? otherwise this is a mjor oversight by ms. if true you can expect a lot of hdmi-less xbox to rrod all of a sudden
Streams are in SD and HD to accommodate the majority of the market, 1080p is a small minority. MS/NF is smart to offer content that every set in every country can view, after all most people can't afford 2k to 5k TV's during a global economic crisis.
you are almost correct in saying only dvi/hdmi are hdcp. only DVI-D is hdcp standard DVI is not.
@ anh_duong: FMC has the beta build of the NXE
HDCP does not have (almost) anything to do with DVI vs DVI-D. It's an add-on to DVI (and a requirement for HDMI). DVI can carry both digital, and analog signals (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Didn't HDMI slots come standard in Xbox 360's since late 2007? Aren't HDMI wires like 5 bucks on newegg? I don't see the problem. I recently traded in my Opus 360 for a newer arcade model for the HDMI slot and the more reliable motherboard, Falcon or the newer one, it cost me about $79 but I got 5 arcade games, Gears of War and a controller bundled with it. It's a wonder how my Opus 360 survived for so long...
Damn I have a 360 with HD component only output.
http://www.engadget.com/200... This crap isn't true I would double check any news coming out for the 360 in the next 3 months(haters).
Someone please test this with a component only 360.
I'll be sure to test it the first day the service opens.
It's been tested. Don't be taken too much by all the FUD. http://www.engadget.com/200...
"No DRM involved, like that rubbish Blu-ray" :p
"1 - Digital downloads... "No 1080p included, like that wonderful Blu-ray" :(" /sigh... fixed. Netflix = 1080 i = Not true HD so it fail.
Hi Pain. This is Sarah Palin. This election I dont want you to vote for me. Why? Because youre a f*cking moron. True HD? Like I told FBI, do you even know where HD begins? There is NO TRUE HD, because its an ever-evolving thing. Thats right Pain, 1080p is old news. Did you know there are companies that have produced 1920p+ resolutions with a RED LASER TECHNOLOGY that surpasses Bluray? Yes its true: http://www.engadget.com/200... And thats just ONE COMPANY. There are many others. So, Pain, I think you owe your parents an apology. Start with your birth, then work your way into becoming a failure in society, and then end with a finale: being a disappointment in life.
It is required you have an HDCP Display, if your TV is not HDCP compliant your TV will be unable to recieve the digital HD signal. It's more about the monitors guys, although the HDMI or DVI will be required as well. Picking up a cable, not so expensive, a new TV set...priceless, err i mean, pricey.
oops, i clicked disagree before fully reading your post. sorry
Lot's of 360 owners don't have HDMI on our Xbox 360s even though our TVs do. Microsoft screwed up, this is like selling luxury cars without an audiocassette player instead of DVD audio with MP3 player.
lol epic fail M$ http://i206.photobucket.com...
sorry to break up the FUD spreading party. http://www.engadget.com/200...
Ok I'm confused with what I tend to see on this website. My 360 is the old version with component only. I play my games and watch HD movies that I download in 1080i without issue. Also some TVs are capable of providing 1080p through the component cables...when I researched there were only a few. I have a 1080p TV and I wish I could afford to get a new 360 however I see nothing in this article that would make me believe that I would not be able to watch a movie from Netflix in an HD format up to 1080i. The main point of the article is for people who have a box between their 360 and TV, Netflix wants a direct connection so there can be no recording. The author seemed to just throw in the statement about 480p on component, and obviously has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to that...it's not the same as watching a DVD in the DVD drive.
Isn't actually HD quality. It's halfway in between HD and SD, but upscaled. Also, XBL Marketplace content is already certified in order to be there, which is why the selection isn't as good as it should be. Netflix is giving 360 owners access to pretty much every movie on the market, but with the consent of the major studios, and without HDCP compliance they will obviously refuse to send such high quality videos to users.
The statement "Failure is in their DNA" is fitting for this scenario
DRM/Copy Protection in any form is just plain WRONG especially when it dictates what hardware you need to listen to music or watch a movie. The fact that early adopters of the XBox 360 catch it in the ass sucks. Not only that but even if you have a new Jasper based unit and are not using the HDMI output to a display you're screwed too it seems. When will companies learn that DRM of any kind is just a waste and a hinderance?
Probably when people stop stealing stuff...sooooo never...
Xbox 360 will stream HD Netflix content just fine over Component so Core owners are not getting screwed.
Because one of the 360's biggest new features is only going to be available to half its userbase, the ones who have 360 consoles with the HDMI port. Add on top of that, only those who have HDMI input on their HDTVs. I'm sure it'll still work with Component, VGA, and Composite, but will be scaled down to 480p due to HDCP Noncompliance.
you weren't this concerned when we found out that the PS3 downscale its game to 480p when a person doesnt have a newer 720p HD tv. but now that there MIGHT be a problem on MS's end its all doom an gloom. you've posted about 4 times on this an you dont even OWN a 360. atleast I OWN a PS3. so why are you here really!! edit. DJ are you serious. the 720p effects less that 5% oh really. then why was MOST games or developers shooting for 720p. now that this problem has arised for the PS3 many of them are trying to add support for 1080i NOW. if anybody on here knows you, they know your anti MS an it shows. your just a non ghetto version of HHG!!
But almost every game supports 1080i, so it's not that big of a deal. This incident affects roughly 50~60% of all 360 owners, thus making it a Big problem. *Edit: The reason 1080i is supported is because a lot of people prefer it over 720p (such as myself). It’s a higher resolution, and some don’t mind the fact that it’s interlaced, especially if their HDTV has a good de-interlacing chip. Again, it’s all about choice. And it doesn’t hurt that the 1080i-only owners benefit as well.
DJ here is a link for you. http://www.engadget.com/200...
Then that's a bummer for many who were looking forward to watching HD Netflix on their HDMI-less 360 consoles. Bummer.
Wow, this would really suck for some of my friends who are excited about netflix. Wouldn't this kinda screw with the arcade users too?
no...all xbox 360's use the same boards starting last Novemberish, they all have HDMI.
It's only for HD netflix, not regular so your friends should be good. Plus if their sets are HDCP Compliant it should work but possibly with restrictions.
Normal Netflix will work, just not HD Netflix.
No DJ, Arcade users can get HD, they have HDMI, it's anyone without an HDMI xbox that wouldn't get full resolutions.
Doh!, That means you have to have HDMI right?
Not realy, if your TV is HDCP compliant it MIGHT work, VGA is also a possibility but hold out until some more info is released.
I have HDMI 360 so no worries but wouldnt use this service anyway unless it comes with the Live 49.99 fee. Otherwise whats the point.
why is this a problem? please help me understand? why are the haters trying to make a big deal out of this? Netflix give people the option to pick the download they want... if I know my TV do not support a certain res because A) is not HD or B) my connection configuration... why would I download it at that res? mmmm... download!... ohh crap it does not work on that res.... mmm... ok.. I download on the other... problem solve... Netflix allow download (like xbox movie marketplace) in multiple res... so pick the one that works...
If you don't like haters, then why hate in PS3 only news??? What goes around, comes around.
I think what bladestar is saying that its not so much the hating the haters but educating the "mis-informed". PS3 only owners are still set in their mandatory mind set - they still have yet to grasp that the 360 allows options - in the case of watching videos - you have the option of SD or HD...thus the same will apply to NETFLIX - you have the option of SD or HD to view your movies in...Its not really MS's fault - it would be the fault of the person who doesn't have a compatible tv to watch HD movies. When i had my Pro console hooked up with component cables - i could still watch the movies in HD format as my TV is 1080p - no issues and no windows... There really is no issue here unless you want to find somthing then you should be looking at the person who DL the HD movie on a SD TV... @ Apocalypse Shadow all that and MS is still in second place with a higher install base...i guess they must have done something write that Sony didn't...
launch core users get the shaft as usual.microsoft split the base and the consumer pays for it. either you get low quality video,or you buy another 360 with hdmi. that's called "the shaft." microsoft promoting 360 as an HD media hub,but delivers low quality video to portion of its base because of lack of foresite.or you get hung by the cost of buying yet "ANOTHER" 360 to keep up with the "Joneses." bought a core?get the shaft as you can't play games like burnout online.can't watch hd movies in high res.can't download digital content like microsoft says is the future.or games can't be cached on the hard drive or improve the game with one. bought an hd-dvd player for 360?you just blew some money.more if you bought hd movies for it. bought high priced accessories?you spent more than you should for proprietary products. blade neglecting to tell you this is in a long line of f#ckups by microsoft because they rushed out the gate and split their base with haves and have nots. wait until microsoft releases the bluray add-on next year(and they'll find an excuse to tell its base)because the contracts are already signed.just google it.microsoft just wont admit it.just like how many systems RROD. apocalypse................
All these anti-360 stories, anything good seems to have to have something bad said about it even if it isn't true: http://www.engadget.com/200...
Why doesn't the submitter update this new post then? Or at least post up that article. I agree there is way to much FUD.
The Engadget story basically restates this story with some added elements, it still claims it will not work over non HDCP Compliant sets like this story claims.
this is just a marketing tool for Microsoft. I already have xbox live AND netflix. I will usually just get the disc in the mail if I wanna see a movie. I get three at a time, and that's always more than I have time to watch each weekend, or even through the week. However, it would have been nice to watch some movies in 'semi HD' that the xbox 360 would've provided for movies that aren't yet out on hd dvd or bluray. Yeah, my 360 is a launch one, so I guess I'll see how this pans out. Either way, it might still sway some people to become new xbox customers, and I think that's the goal. I certainly won't feel like I'm missing anything. I feel I have gotten good value for my 400 dollar console in the past 3 years.
When hd movies are viewed, do they require hdcp connection? My tv does 1080i over component as well as dvi. My ps3 is connected via hdmi-dvi and I use component for the 360. This wouldnt really affect me as I dont mind watching std dvd quality movies from netflix (it is what I get anyway). I have the hddvd add-on and I think the hddvd movies are running at 1080i. I know dvd's run at 480p because I am not using VGA.
over more money bots . microsoft needs more money . sorry but movir downloads are not tru hd . 720p and 1080p is tru hd . upconverting is not HD. again microsoft always gets the stupid ones. if it says I at the end its a fake . trust me
..is gonna be great. People can cry,whine, debate all they want(360 owners and PS3 owners alike)....but that doesn't change anything. Its coming. Its gonna be great.
haha! ok so you don't want my money, microsoft. you dumb idiot. i will use my computer monitor through dvi to play the 360. so...ok. no money for you. cram yourself further, i guess. dumb stupid logic. "look at me i'm a corporation. i am stupid, etcetera."
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