Xbox 360 HD DVD Update Now Available

An update offering a range of improvements to Xbox 360 HD DVD operations is now available over Xbox Live.

Details of the auto update, which will install itself next time users log into Xbox Live, are listed below.

Added option for user to select from the following audio output formats via TOSLINK or HDMI:

o Digital Stereo (2 channel PCM)
o Dolby Digital 5.1
o DTS 5.1
o WMA Pro

Added "Dynamic Range Control" toggle for digital audio output
Improved HD DVD networking support
Improved HD DVD title compatibility
Improved performance with MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
1080p via HDMI is supported on the Xbox 360 Elite with HDCP compliant displays
Improved parental controls

For those without access to Xbox Live, the update will be available for download later this week from

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likeaboss3024480d ago

Now DVE will finally work and I can calibrate my TV!

Bill Gates4480d ago

Could this be another "update of death"?...Only time will tell...hahaha

Smellslikepie4480d ago

Could this be another cliché post?.. Yes. Yes, it is. Try and comment on articles with a little bit of a positive attitude, eh? That's a good chap :P

gta_cb4480d ago (Edited 4480d ago )

why do you make stupid comments like this?

NextGen24Gamer4480d ago

It also adds the functionality of U-Control. I was already impressed with the 200 Dollar HD dvd add on....Now i'm super pleased...

Smellslikepie4480d ago

Hello again! :P

Which Universal HDDVDs have U-Control? I heard King Kong had it but i can't find how to access it :/.

NextGen24Gamer4480d ago (Edited 4480d ago )

You select it in the settings area before you play the movie...then you turn U control "ON"....Your movie will start and while you are watching the movie....a red symbol high lights for u control. If you press the "OK" button on your media selects it and in a small window you can see the makings of certain scenes...picture galleries...commentaries...All this whle the Main Feature is still playing. Its really cool. And its something HD dvd specific...Its a wonderful next gen feature that makes your movie experience that much more entertaining.

Smellslikepie4480d ago (Edited 4480d ago )

I've managed to do that on a Batman Begins (but that's IME) I can't find the U-Control thing, it doesn't appear to be there for me :/

I'll have another check

EDIT: Yeah, in 'Setup' I ave 'Spoken Launguages', 'Subtitles' and 'Button Sounds'. Bollocks! Looks like I don't have it.

There's only 3 options for me by the way. Play, setup and scenes

NextGen24Gamer4480d ago

Did you try King Kong yet? Its pretty cool stuff.

gta_cb4480d ago

that sounds like a very cool feature! =D

Smellslikepie4480d ago (Edited 4480d ago )

No, for some reason y version of King Kong doesn't have it :/ and there's no mention of it on the back.

However, just about all of my WarnerBrothers HDDVDs have their equivalent ( IME - In Movie Experience)

EDIT: by the way, I wasn't saying Batman had U-Control, I was saying it had IME :P

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gta_cb4480d ago

good to see MS trying to make the errors go away =)

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