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1080p support announced for XBOX 360 at Tokyo Game Show - dashboard update coming this year

2Old2Play has posted an article with some early coverage from the 2006 Tokyo Game Show. According to an announcement made early this morning, Microsoft's XBOX 360 game console will receive a dashboard update this year to enable 1080p support.

The forthcoming dashboard update will enable support for 1080p (1920x1080) resolution; however, the current lack of an HDMI cable for the XBOX 360 means this resolution will only be supported over component and VGA. Existing games and DVDs will be able to take advantage of this resolution through the upscaling feature of the XBOX 360, but no "native 1080p content" has been prepared for release as of yet.

With the advent of the HD DVD add-on drive and the rumors of a new XBOX 360 with an internal HD DVD drive, the update to include 1080p support may be part of the "surprise" Microsoft claimed was in store to counter Sony's PlayStation 3, scheduled to launch in Japan on November 11 (November 17 for North America).



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RE: hmm..
By michal1980 on 9/20/2006 2:04:41 PM , Rating: -1
your reasons are valid. Theres no reason to 'rebut'.

I'm sure that if you keep up with the read on daily tech. You'be seen all the hate on the PS3.

And while I can understand why some, dislike sony, Rootkits(yes very evil) Overhype-underdeliver (But really, what company doesn't, xbox 360 did the same, wheres all the backward compatability for games?)

The general level of Sony HATE on the board is sickening. When I was like 8 I hated some console, for some stupid reason. Maybe alot of people here are 8.

I'm one of the people that likes Games, and is a gamer. I haben't own all the systems, but have owned various ones...

Sega Master system
Sega Genius
Nintendo 64
PS2
Game Boy
Game Gear
Dream Cast
Xbox 360.
Gamecube
. and will own a ps3, and a wiiiiiiiiiiiiii.,

They all have there faults. i.e. Genius was FASTER then an snes, but displayed only like a 1/4 of the colors at one time.


Some things like sony DRM and Media I really do not understand why people Bash/ use as a negative.

They are a company and would like to make things standard to make money. Yes to make money. Just like you or I like to make money.

And theres a long list of FAILURES that there media has had. So no one can claim they are really forcing any standard, because of all these failures.

I think the Blu-Ray being just sony thing is being overblown.

If sony is trying to force blu-ray, the same can be said about toshiba and M$.

Toshiba, is 'forcing' hd-dvd by not having a blu-ray player at the same price.

and What choice is m$ giving you? No HD-DVD or HD-DVD, its not like they are giving us a blu-ray choice.

In the end the choice is the consumers as to what we buy.

I personally think the whole blu-ray/Hd-DVD is stupid. I've seen both in best buy the other day, both look Good/similar, etc, if you are pickey you can see a difference between the too. (This is my eyes, and not some paper spec, etc).

The 'semi'-'truth' of Blu-Ray was, Sony tried to create a single next gen dvd-like format, and thats why they have alot of movie studios came out behind them, because they worked with them to make one disk. Yes profit was a motive, but profit is a motive for all companies. Toshiba and a few others decided to do things different, and made a different standard, and we all pay for that junk.


My rant is in all the bashing Sony is taking over the PS3. You ethier get it or you don't. It will suck or rock. But we don't know yet, until we can really play it, and see what games it has.

The 360 looks good, and some good games, but theres still a lack of a killer app, that everyone or alot of people love.


RE: hmm..
By h0kiez on 9/20/2006 3:02:54 PM , Rating: 2
Hey...nobody hated Sony 3 years ago. Regardless of whether you think it's deserved or not, everyone didn't just up and decide and start bashing them. They worked very hard to earn all the bashing. I'm all for them wanting to make money, etc., and they of course have the right to release whatever products they wish at whatever time they wish with whatever features they wish. But do you really want a DRM-laden standard developed by a company that less than 1 year prior installed rootkits onto tens of thousands of computers?

As for the format war...it is stupid in a sense. Both have well more capacity than they need to store a full length movie at 1080p with all the bells and whistles with proper compresssion. Many 1st gen Blu-Ray titles look like crap (widely reported) due to stupid choices of compression formats, but in the end, I have no doubt that a movie on either one will end up looking the same.


RE: hmm..
By Soccerman06 on 9/20/2006 4:51:17 PM , Rating: 4
Where have you been? People on this board have hated Sony long before the anouncement of the PS3, try back when the Emotion chip from when the PS2 was launched, people hated Sony because of the overhype they did, ya it was revolutionary but those pre-rendered scenes shown at E3 and whatnot are just not real.


RE: hmm..
By JNo on 9/21/2006 8:56:57 AM , Rating: 4
yah exactly and emotion wasn't even revolutionary - revolutionary would imply that graphics in xbox, dreamcast and PC were left far behind.

Which they weren't.

And it didn't even get me very emotional either :/


RE: hmm..
By h0kiez on 9/20/2006 3:17:27 PM , Rating: 2
Also...forgot to mention...as far as the killer app, I won't disagree that the 360 needs some more great games. I have said since I go it that many things about it are nearly perfect...the wireless controllers, the dashboard and interface, XB Live, integration with Media Center PCs, the hackabilty :)...and that a few killer games is what it needs. But Oblivion is one glaring exception...and I think that several more killer apps (Gears of War), Forza 2, and please lord hurry up and make a new Ninja Gaiden...all these should change that pretty soon (hopefully).


RE: hmm..
By tuteja1986 on 9/20/2006 5:55:24 PM , Rating: 2
I think lost odyssey is the last hope for Microsoft in the Japanese market. The demo they showed at Microsoft TGS 2006 press conference was absolutely stunning in graphic wise ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9tMOMRboWs


RE: hmm..
By Arkham1 on 9/20/2006 9:19:03 PM , Rating: 2
Not to mention the ignorance behind all the Sony=Rootkit nonsense. That was Sony BMG, a company that licenses the Sony name, not Sony Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment, etc. Sony Computer Entertainment is practically the black-sheep of the family, they've never gotten along with the other guys. There are plenty of better reasons to bag on Sony without bringing batteries and rootkits into it.

The level of M$fanboy venom this generation is staggering. I think it all started with those coked-up fratboy reps they started hiring during the first XBOX marketing era...


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