*New* on the Video Marketplace for the Week of May 15

17 05 2007

This week on the Video Marketplace includes:

Movies
Charlotte’s Web
Alien Invasion

Beneath Still Waters

TV
Babylon 5: Season 4
Rob & Big (Free)
Punk’d: Season 8
Sons of Hollywood
Juvies: Season 1
Martin: Season 1
Nat. Geo. Adventure – 21 Days to Baghdad
Nat. Geo. Adventure – Air Force One
Nat. Geo. Adventure – Blood Diamonds
Nat. Geo. Adventure – Everest 50 Years on the Mountain
Nat. Geo. Adventure – Inside Special Forces
Nat. Geo. Explorer – Baghdad Bound: Devil Dog Diaries
Nat. Geo. Explorer – Hogzilla
Nat. Geo. Taboo
Nat. Geo. Wild – Great White Shark
Nat. Geo. Wild – Shark Encounters

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HD-DVD Drive Update Set to Roll Out Soon!!

14 05 2007

Source:

Team Xbox

This update for the Xbox 360 HD DVD player is set to release sometime very soon.

List of fixes included in the update:

– 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 DTrueHDueHD, 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 DTrueHDueHD, DTS, and any other audio option offered on HD DVD discs that I may have missed.

– Option to output ALL HD DVD audioWMAProAPro (768Kbps I think), (list includes DTrueHDueHD, 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.





Interview with Xbox 360 Launch Team Member Hellfire360!

11 05 2007

I contacted Hellfire360 who was the development lead for the Xbox 360 HD DVD player and is currently the “Development Manager for Xbox Community, Commerce & Live Gaming” and he was nice enough to answer some interview questions for us. This interview is a great read with some good information. Here are his awesome answers!

Check out his Live Space to learn more about him!

 

Live360: What exactly does the development manager for Xbox community, commerce & live gaming do?

I manage the developers responsible for building out xbox live’s community, commerce and live gaming features. So stuff like the marketplace, instant messaging, gamer profiles, parental controls etc.

Live360: What first got you interested in gaming?

Atari 800 + star raiders when i was 4-5 years old. Been hooked ever since!
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