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Main menu of Xbox Live Video Marketplace - Image courtesy Joystiq

Dave Chappelle on a Comedy Central branded page - Image courtesy Joystiq
Xbox gets downloadable video on its first birthday

Microsoft announced earlier this month, Xbox Live Marketplace will now provide gamers with easy access to hundreds of full-length TV shows for download to own and movies for download to rent from CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, TBS, UFC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment with more content rolled out through Xbox Live Marketplace every week.

Examples of the download-to-own TV shows and download-to-rent movies available on the network on Nov. 22 include the following:
  • "CSI," "CSI: Miami," "CSI: New York," "NCIS" and "Star Trek" from CBS
  • "Chappelle's Show," "Drawn Together" and Emmy and Peabody award-winning "South Park" from COMEDY CENTRAL
  • "Pimp My Ride" and "Punk'd" from MTV
  • "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" from Nickelodeon
  • "Skyland" and "Invader Zim" from Nicktoons Network
  • "Chinatown," "Star Trek VII: Generations," "Patriot Games," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "The Sum of All Fears," "The Untouchables" and "We Were Soldiers" from Paramount Pictures
  • "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "Frisky Dingo," "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law," "Sealab 2021" and "The Venture Bros." from Turner Broadcasting
  • Some of the most intense fights from Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • "Breaking Bonaduce" and "Hogan Knows Best" from VH1
  • "Perfect Storm," "Poseidon," The Shining," "Three Kings" and "V for Vendetta," as well as "The Nine" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" along with the CW show "Veronica Mars" from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S. can access Xbox Live Marketplace with a free Xbox Live Silver subscription or a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription and a broadband connection. High-definition TV shows will be 240 Microsoft Points per episode, and standard-definition TV shows will be 160 Microsoft Points per episode. New release movies in high definition will be 480 Microsoft Points, and standard- definition new release movies will be 320 Microsoft Points each. Classic feature films in high definition will be 360 Microsoft Points, and standard definition will be 240 Microsoft Points. After purchasing a high-definition TV show or movie, gamers can download the standard-definition version at no additional charge.

Microsoft Points can be purchased at retail or via Xbox Live. For example, gamers can get a 1,600 Points card at retail for $19.99 or 1,000 Points through Xbox Live for $12.50.

See Joystiq for more images from the service.

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RE: Thats great!!!
By glennpratt on 11/22/2006 5:07:32 PM , Rating: 2
I would love to see some proof of this. Can you provide a screenshot?

I've read at other places that this is BS, so, while I want to believe, I wont be ordering an expensive 2.5" SATA drive on faith alone.

RE: Thats great!!!
By ViperROhb34 on 11/22/2006 6:00:48 PM , Rating: 4
I've done it as well.. 80gig drive.. and even one of the stories here by dailytech privided the link on how to.

You use ghost. It copies your current drive in its entirety.. and I have HIGH doubts MS will care whatsoever..

Remember, this isn't like you are copying an operating system software) with a 'one use' liscense agreement made for one pc.. they don't want you to reuse their software on any pc for free. Legally you can ghost Windows if you use it on one pc - the same pc..

You copying your data.. and even game saves.. and even demo's you can download for free anytime.. and (or) in this case movies you pay for and can download anytime (again and again )even after you've deleted the movie.

People need to realise why would MS care when they already allow you to use your hardrive on any Xbx 360 simply by plugging it into someone else 360.. Do you think they care you can ghost your own data and use it on an Xbx 360 ? It would be different if you somehow used it on a pc or a PlayStation..

If they sold the Xbox 360 Operating System I'm sure they'd care..

RE: Thats great!!!
By willow01 on 11/22/2006 6:07:50 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sure they care that you aren't buying a second or third or ... 20Gig HDD and memory card like they suggested. The profit they make on those babies must be unbelievable.

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/22/2006 6:15:50 PM , Rating: 1
well, you say you did this, but forums say that's impossible - care to give us a link or google keyword at least?

RE: Thats great!!!
RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/22/2006 7:31:15 PM , Rating: 1
ok, looks like guys at don't know what they are talking about.

now, the important question for me is: can I buy a large 3.5" hdd and add it to my xbox 360 core system to make it premium? looks possible in theory but unless I found at least one person who did what is descibed in your link and succeded - I'll shy away from any hdd mods. I've read too many horrible stories about failed hdd upgrades on original xbox to trust ms or anyone else on that.

RE: Thats great!!!
By glennpratt on 11/23/2006 1:11:00 AM , Rating: 2
Please, people quit posting this link. IT IS THE ONLY F-ING link out there. There is not site that I can find corroborating it. Show me PROOF. SCREENSHOT!

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/23/2006 3:05:10 PM , Rating: 1

look for post by Un-Dead Soldier at the bottom

good luck ;)

RE: Thats great!!!
By glennpratt on 11/24/2006 5:37:20 PM , Rating: 2
Unless I missed something, you just posted a link to a forum, where a guy posted a link to the same howto we've all seen a million times.

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/24/2006 9:28:47 PM , Rating: 2
no, he said he did it and it worked

RE: Thats great!!!
By glennpratt on 11/25/2006 1:55:45 PM , Rating: 2
Sure, but what proof did he have. 14 year olds run around the internet saying they've done everything. Like I said, I'm extremely skeptical of this, especially since it wasn't this easy on Xbox 1 and there is 0 evidence it works, other then a a how to and some random comments posts.

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/25/2006 2:07:08 PM , Rating: 2
right, there are no screenshots but there are two people on forums who said it worked for them. I'm sceptical too but I'll give it a shot the second I buy an xbox hdd. what do we risk losing here? nothing! no losing data or anything - just ghost the xbox hdd, plug in the ghosted clone and see for yourself. worked? great. nope? duh, tough luck then, stick original hdd back and enjoy it ;)

RE: Thats great!!!
By glennpratt on 11/26/2006 11:53:27 AM , Rating: 2
The 2.5in SATA hard drive I'd need to purchase?

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/27/2006 1:35:42 PM , Rating: 2
why 2.5"? I'd get 3.5", that's way cheaper (and I have 2.5" -> 3.5" IDE converter) but feel free to get anything you like. probably best not to start with fastest most expensive drive, you know - start with something cheap from ebay and if experiment goes well and disk works 100% w/o any glitches - then go ahead and buy that $300 humongous perpendicular seagate notebook drive :)

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/27/2006 1:39:42 PM , Rating: 2
yeah, I mean really why don't you start with cheap 3.5" for pennies off ebay and if it works - you do the proper thing then with nice big 2.5" hdd. is $20 for an old drive worth risking for? are you real greedy or experimenter in your soul? find the answer inside your inner self, man! :))

RE: Thats great!!!
By glennpratt on 11/23/2006 1:22:48 AM , Rating: 2
Viper... Please... PLEASE post some screenshots of your free space in the dashboard... thanks.

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/22/2006 6:12:56 PM , Rating: 1
you're right, epsilonparadox seems to pull some bs here - just read the forums - modded original xbox does allow hdd swap, but modded xbox 360 does NOT. there are no modchips for xbox 360 that allow this yet. good luck to all those believing epsilonparadox's bs :P

RE: Thats great!!!
By epsilonparadox on 11/24/2006 10:01:06 AM , Rating: 2
you're not modding the 360.

RE: Thats great!!!
By Pirks on 11/24/2006 12:07:01 PM , Rating: 1
don't you remember the locking trick ms did with xbox 1 hard drive?

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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