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Old 05-14-2007, 04:46 PM
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Thumbs up Xbox 360 HD DVD Update Tuesday May 15th

Confirmed staright from the horse's mouth. It will be released tomorrow moring at 5:00am EST. THANKS AMIR, hope you don't mind I copied and pasted brom Xbox.com forums ..Lots of us have been waiting for this update!!!

It is my pleasure to let you all know that the HD DVD udpate for Xbox 360 is slated for release on 5/15 (i.e. tomorrow!). So when you wake up in the morning, you should be able to upgrade your software. And me free from telling you when are going to get it . Hope you all download it and provide feedback on what you think!

And sorry I did not give more of a notice. I was out on the cruise and only now got around to getting the specific time/date for it.

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Old 05-14-2007, 05:11 PM
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saweet. can't wait.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:01 PM
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Can anyone confirm what this Spring HD DVD add-on update will do? There have been rumors that it will add uncompressed PCM 5.1 support, while others have said it will be a DTS output. If it is a DTS output, will it be at the 755kbps on DVD or 1.5mbps?
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Sweet! Looking forward to better quality sound (DTS or above).
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:56 PM
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Hope this helps:

Here's what the HD DVD audio update will include on May 15th:

- Fix DD being stuck in "Night Mode" which is essentially Dynamic Range Compression leading to the sound sounding very flat

- Option to output ALL HD DVD audio as DTS 1.5Mbps (list includes DD+, TrueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs I may have missed)

- Option to output ALL HD DVD audio as DD 640Kbps, (which it currently does, but will be fixed from the Night Mode bug), list includes DD+, TrueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs that I may have missed.

- Option to output ALL HD DVD audio as WMAPro (768Kbps I think), (list includes DD+, TrueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs I may have missed) for those receivers that support WMA.

- Option to enable/disable Night Mode (with the default set to off)

- Fix a number of disc incompatibilities (including DVD Essentials) as well as a number of Lip Sync issues.
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Awesome. (10 chars.)
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:39 PM
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Woohoo, good stuff
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:10 AM
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awesome, I think this update just stopped me from buying a standalone player for a while. Now, if we could just get Lossless audio then I will be good until the next audio format comes out, Dolby SuperHD!
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:35 AM
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HD DVD Auto Update

If you have an Xbox 360 HD DVD player, youíll be prompted for an auto update the next time you watch an HD DVD movie (and your are signed into Xbox Live.)

Here are some improvements youíll notice after the update:

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

If you donít have access to Xbox Live, this update will be available for download from Xbox.com later this week.
It's up! start downloading!!
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Got the update! Will give it a thorough workout tonight.
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