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Old 03-11-2007, 08:24 AM
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Default HD DVD Xbox 360 Add-On - Mac OS X

I'm just asking whether the HD DVD add on for Xbox 360 would also work with an Apple Mac OS X. I figured it would, because it connects with a USB cable, but I was unsure, so am asking for concrete details if possible.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:00 PM
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The HD DVD Drive needs to be connected to the Xbox360?.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:36 PM
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The HD DVD Drive needs to be connected to the Xbox360?.
U can use it with a PC 2.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:49 PM
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but what about a mac?
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If i can remember right, my mac recognized the drive and played dvds. Since there is no hd dvd playback software available for the mac it doesn't play hd dvds. I think when mac os 10.5 comes out it will included an updated player with the high definition codecs.
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familiar is 100% correct. the 360 add on drive is plug n play compatible with your mac. you can use the drive to play cd's and regular dvd's, but not hd dvds because their is no playback software yet for the mac. the new operating system, 10.5, which should be released before june, will include software for hd playback
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But will Apple include software to play back HD-DVDs? I thought Apple was supporting Blu-ray as a platform. (I think it comes down to that old Apple/MS thing *sigh*)

That's not to say that a third party couldn't make a HD-DVD app, but if so, there'd probably already be one, no?
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But will Apple include software to play back HD-DVDs? I thought Apple was supporting Blu-ray as a platform. (I think it comes down to that old Apple/MS thing *sigh*)

That's not to say that a third party couldn't make a HD-DVD app, but if so, there'd probably already be one, no?
im guessing yes. the playback software is just used to decode the codecs of the movie format(vc1, mpg2, mpg4 etc). since both hd dvd and blu-ray movies use these codecs, the support should be there, regardless if apple is a blu-ray backer. i could be wrong though.
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