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.