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Xbox 360 to Play WMVHD DVDs |

In an interview with Todd Holmdahl, Corporate Vice President of the Xbox Product Group at Microsoft, team XBOX found out some interesting things. I’ve broken up discussion of this interview into several posts so that there is one post per topic.

It is confirmed that the 360 will play WMVHD high definition content from standard red-laser DVDs. They are currently evaluating the possibility of upscaling standard definition DVDs to HD, but have made no decision yet. For me, this second one is a non-issue. Their implementation of any upscaling would have to be quite excellent for this to matter. Most people just let their HDTVs do the upscaling. But if a particular HDTV has a bad scaler, and the 360 has a good one, this could be a benefit to some, especially if the 360 is their main DVD player.

Link: team XBOXXbox 360 Interview: Todd Holmdahl

  • Glen

    Blu ray and HD DVD will use the same video format WMV9

    what he means he could change the DVD format soon to another format like HD DVD or something else.

    95% of PS3 games will use DVD but blu ray as a option.

  • Henning

    Sure they could change the disc format if they wanted to, and they’ve actually said so in other interviews. But I don’t think that’s what they said here.