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Old 01-17-2010, 09:45 AM
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Default Xbox 360 HD DVD add on player Video and Audio limitations?

Hi folks. Just wondering if the HD DVD add on player can output 1080i or 1080p when using the newer Xboxes with the HDMI port. All the discussions about this I was able to find were older prior to the Xbox HDMI version. Just wondering what the best output it can do as far as video and audio goes given the use of the newest Xbox 360 model? Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:52 PM
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The drive itself is literally that and output's nothing except data. The audio and the video are output through the 360 console. As with most HDMI supported devices video can be output at upto 1080p but also as low as 480p SD. With the Xbox 360 it can support 1080p with the HDMI cable only and not the component HD or VGA HD cables these support only upto 1080i. Naturally the best output has to be 1080p and digital audio. The limitation is of course the TV and sound device used. Hope this helps
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Add-on drive is just that, a drive. It is your xbox 360's settings that determine the display output type and the 360 with HDMI supports 1080p. AFAIK in terms of audio only the legacy codecs are supported. The 360 is capable of lossless audio as it supports Microsoft WMA lossless but there is no support for TrueHD or DTS-MA. Where that leaves DD+ i'm not sure.
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Well I'm assuming the Xbox doesn't bitstream so I won't ask. If it does though, let me know Otherwise I think the best thing that the Xbox will do is Dolby Digital 5.1.
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Default Dolby digital and DTS

The Xbox 360 games have in built dolby digital so naturally the console supports these. It also support DTS from a DVD. It's limitations are that it does not support the high definition audios such as DTS HD master audio and Dolby trueHD. But tbh my sound system is breathtaking and only supports standard def audio so I do not believe it is too much of an issue
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It does stream DD. My 360 is hooked up via HDMI to my TV and my TV passes DD or DTS to my speakers via TOSLINK (Logitech Z5500) and Dolby Digital lights up on the screen for games and DVDs. I dont recall what it does for DTS. I know my A2 lights up DTS via toslink on the Z5500.
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I thought you could set your 360 to output 1.5mbps DTS no matter what the source codec was?
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Does it bitstream DTS-HDMA and TrueHD?
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Does it bitstream DTS-HDMA and TrueHD?
No...........
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I thought you could set your 360 to output 1.5mbps DTS no matter what the source codec was?
Yes, you can set it to recode to DTS for HD DVD's regardless of what the disc encode is.
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