Does the Xbox 360 Dashboard Still Support the HD-DVD Player

#1 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3820 posts) -

Hey folks,

So the other day I was going through storage and I found my old Xbox 360 HD-DVD player along with a bunch of movies I had purchased on sale after the discontinuation of it. I hooked it up to my slim 360 with the new dashboard interface expecting to just hook it up and start watching some stuff off of it. Problem is I spent a few minutes and realized like most people, I can hardly find anything let alone the HD-DVD button on the new dashboard. Does anybody know where the HD-DVD player option is or if it will still work on the new 360 dashboard? Any info would be much appreciated.

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#2 Posted by BisonHero (7058 posts) -

That is a good fucking question.

I cannot help you, but I'm curious to know the answer.

#3 Posted by Hotcakesman (40 posts) -

I don't have a slim.. but my HD-DVD player still works on my old school 360.. go to your video tab and it shows up there

#4 Posted by GuyKazama (7 posts) -

Works on the slim as well as the old-school model

#5 Posted by aurahack (2289 posts) -

It better, that thing is the future of movies!

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#6 Posted by JoeyIA (663 posts) -

What Hotcakesman said, you go to the Video tab and it'll be in the same place menu as ZUNE VIDEO / XBOX VIDEO / USB DEVICE / MEDIA CENTER. There will be an extra menu that says HD DVD. They removed the option to play HD DVDs from the Home tab when the NXE came out.

#7 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6403 posts) -

@aurahack said:

It better, that thing is the future of movies!

Clearly!

#8 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

I'm totally gonna try this with the slim tomorrow. The possibilities are endless! I can watch The Bourne Identity, or Superman Returns. I could even watch American Gangster. In HD, people. And that's only possible with the magic of HD-DVD.

#9 Posted by Korwin (3034 posts) -

Still works, I plugged it in for shits and giggles recently.

#10 Posted by skyline7284 (508 posts) -

Yup it still works. Still see people on my friends list using it.

#11 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Is this true now? Just heard Patrick on the bombcast say that now HD DVD player doesn't work. This was a top hit in my search for an answer.

#12 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4495 posts) -

I just plugged mine in to find out and yes it works. Back to the closet it goes.

#13 Posted by big_jon (5788 posts) -

HDDVD is the future of technology people.

#14 Posted by JasonR86 (9728 posts) -

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

@aurahack said:

It better, that thing is the future of movies!

Clearly!

Pun intended?

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#15 Posted by KaneRobot (1842 posts) -

I still hate that Blu-Ray is the survivor.

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#16 Posted by D_Mac (117 posts) -

@JasonR86: No, because it's not in any way a pun.

#17 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

I love this.

#18 Posted by EVO (3941 posts) -

Haha, HD DVD. Are games even printed on these? Is that why certain games are on multiple discs?

#19 Posted by JasonR86 (9728 posts) -

@D_Mac said:

@JasonR86: No, because it's not in any way a pun.

"Clearly" as in 'crystal clear' as in 'high definition' as in 'really clear picture' as in 'HD'.

...there's a pun there I swear!

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#20 Posted by phrosen (153 posts) -

It still works, but it's hiding under My Apps. I don't think it constitutes an app if I can unplug the thing and throw it at people.

#21 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3820 posts) -

@KaneRobot said:

I still hate that Blu-Ray is the survivor.

The way streaming and digital download services are going, Blu-Ray may be on its last leg for physical media.

- BTW I did eventually find where it was located after bout an hour of looking and eventually had a Martin Scorsese marathon with Goodfellas and Casino. But like what most people said, after finding out the HD-DVD player works its back in storage.

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#22 Posted by Trav (240 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@D_Mac said:

@JasonR86: No, because it's not in any way a pun.

"Clearly" as in 'crystal clear' as in 'high definition' as in 'really clear picture' as in 'HD'.

...there's a pun there I swear!

See, HD-DVDs aren't "Blu," sooooo boom. There it is.

#23 Posted by Fattony12000 (7568 posts) -

That thing will become like the Laserdisc in another ten years.

#24 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (960 posts) -

@phrosen: Oh, thank god. I just got to that discussion in the bombcast while driving to work today and I about shit my pants. I have about 50 or 60 HD DVDs (for which I paid like $75, granted) and was hoping I wouldn't have to hack it onto my PC.

#25 Posted by Zaccheus (1805 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@D_Mac said:

@JasonR86: No, because it's not in any way a pun.

"Clearly" as in 'crystal clear' as in 'high definition' as in 'really clear picture' as in 'HD'.

...there's a pun there I swear!

You made me chuckle so it's all worth it.

#26 Posted by LordQHilleous (1 posts) -

I just tried to play my Hd DVD player and had the same issue. After an hour or so, I finally got it working. You have to go into settings, and enable 'auto play'. then insert your disk into the drive and it will start automatically. After that you can then turn auto play off again if you wish. Now when you go to the video/movie blade, you go into 'my video apps' and there will be a app that says 'HD-DVD" and thats how you play it from now on. This is the only way to get the app to show up.

#27 Posted by DoctorTran (1575 posts) -

I -still- have my HD-DVD player next to my Xbox. I don't think it's hooked up though.

#28 Posted by ShaggE (6714 posts) -

That thing will become like the Laserdisc in another ten years.

A wonderfully dumb format that's perfect for confusing young folk with?

#29 Posted by Example1013 (4807 posts) -

That thing will become like the Laserdisc in another ten years.

No, people actually bought laserdisc players.

#30 Edited by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

I actually saw some of these things for sale at EB Games about a month ago, and the crazy fucking thing is it wasn't a used one. It was a brand new box sitting way up high with all the other new fancy crap like arcade sticks and super giant statue editions of games. It's probably been in their stock room for 6 years haha

#31 Posted by Fattony12000 (7568 posts) -

@shagge said:

@fattony12000 said:

That thing will become like the Laserdisc in another ten years.

A wonderfully dumb format that's perfect for confusing young folk with?

Bingo.

@fattony12000 said:

That thing will become like the Laserdisc in another ten years.

No, people actually bought laserdisc players.

You mean it's even more exclusive-clusive-clusive?

16.8 million laser disc players sold worldwide.

316,000 Xbox 360 HD DVD players sold worldwide.

YOU DECIDE.

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