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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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Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
By Zorlac on 9/20/2006 4:28:04 PM , Rating: 2
Okay...lets be optimistic and say that MS gives us 1080p24/30/60 over HDMI ver 1.3

Now are they going to decode Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio in the new HD-DVD add-on, or will this be a dash board update???

RE: Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
By Vertigo101 on 9/20/2006 6:48:16 PM , Rating: 2
There will be an update released to coincide with the release of the HD-DVD add-on.

I'd expect the TrueHD and DTS-HD streams to get down-mixed to DD 5.1 or WMA-Pro.

RE: Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
By EclipsedAurora on 9/21/2006 2:51:24 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think they will do Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding, as that will need M$ to paid additioanl license fee.

By Vertigo101 on 9/22/2006 9:55:02 AM , Rating: 1
Since they are both part of the HD-DVD spec, MS would be commiting suicide to ignore them.

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