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Old November 10, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Engadget has got ahold of a Xbox HD DVD which they quickly unpacked and proceeded to snap alot of pictures.

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Old November 10, 2006, 08:23 AM
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I'm not sure if i'm down with the idea of having a seperate unit to play HD content. I havn't taken the plunge and bought a 360 yet so I think i'll hold out hope for a unit with HDMI and built-in HD-DVD. If rumours hold true I think this might happen.:)
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Didn't take long for this to be hacked for windows usage. Surf on over to the HTPC forum at avs forums for more details. A $200 HD DVD drive for a HTPC...now what's the cheapest HDCP compliant NVIDIA video card? :D
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Didn't take long for this to be hacked for windows usage. Surf on over to the HTPC forum at avs forums for more details. A $200 HD DVD drive for a HTPC...now what's the cheapest HDCP compliant NVIDIA video card? :D
Ya, I read about it aswell on xbox-scene.com. I agree with your point, that's a great deal on a HD-DVD Drive.:cool:
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Expect Microsoft to change it to make it harder to hack in the near future though... They never stand still on this sort of thing for very long.
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Dailytech also dissected one and it isn't looking like it will be easy to just pop the HDDVD drive into any regular system - the connectors are mini-IDE like in laptops (plus I'm sure there's bound to be firmware blocks found in the 256MB of onboard RAM for the HDDVD software)
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