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Stand Alone HD-DVD Player or Xbox 360 Add-On?

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Ok so im going to get a hd-dvd player. Is there any difference between a stand alone player and the Xbox 360 add-on?

Thanks
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Ps2mad2k2
Ok so im going to get a hd-dvd player. Is there any difference between a stand alone player and the Xbox 360 add-on?

Thanks

360 one - you need a 360 for it to work
hd-dvd - can be played without a 360 and im guessing will be much quieter

Stand alones are better tbh

Price is the main diff
#2
Dan Dannnnn... Throw some of your words of wisdom in my direction... Do you think there'll be a black xbox hd dvd player to match the elite? :-D
#3
Ok well I already have a 360 and im not bothered about paying for a standalone if it's better so thats why I'm asking.
#4
They do the exact same thing ps2mad.
#5
I have heard that the 360 add on is fairly noisy. People have actually taken them back because it is so distracting.

Haven't heard it first-hand myself. I decided on a standalone Toshiba HD-DVD player, and I'm very happy with it.

Plus at the moment you can get 7 free HD-DVDs with the standalone as opposed to 5 with the add-on.

:)
#6
sadiebabes
Dan Dannnnn... Throw some of your words of wisdom in my direction... Do you think there'll be a black xbox hd dvd player to match the elite? :-D

No black planned with this version but the new hd-dvd will probs be black

Anyways microsoft are releasing a 360 next year with the hd-dvd inside with a bigger hard drive
#7
dandoc2
Anyways microsoft are releasing a 360 next year with the hd-dvd inside with a bigger hard drive


Is that official?
#8
Kellogg
Is that official?

Yep- pretty much guranteed tbh

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=174041

Smart move as hd-dvds arnt gunan sell otherwise
#9
Thanks Dan, you're a wee star, will rep you in a min... I was gonna get hubby the xbox dvd player for Crimbo so do you think I should hold off & maybe get the new xbox with it built in when that comes out? And if I don't get him the dvd player... what will I get him? :(
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sadiebabes
Thanks Dan, you're a wee star, will rep you in a min... I was gonna get hubby the xbox dvd player for Crimbo so do you think I should hold off & maybe get the new xbox with it built in when that comes out? And if I don't get him the dvd player... what will I get him? :(

Id say get the hd-dvd player for christmas then when the new 360 comes up which will probs be mid 2008 sell it off as a lot or something wiht the hd-dvd drive --- defo get him it for christmas id love it even though i dnt even havea hd-dvd player and with the 5 free dvds offer its best bet now - make sure you buy off pcworld though as its £99 there and theres a 5% off code floating around
Pick it up from store though if you can otherwise its £5 delivery

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/44974/5-off-pc-world

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/789061

Make sure when you buy it that you print off this pdf and get the 5 free films
http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/69DBDD1B-6447-437A-890B-FE10BFF2A420/0/Xbox360_UK_lores_FINAL.pdf

Im gunna be selling my core if that new 360 comes out with the hd-dvd - just as long at its less than £300
#11
Dan - what would I do without you?! Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!! xx
#12
D'oh, I just thought, I want a black one to match his elite :/ Do you think MS will bring black ones out before Christmas?
#13
Probably not i would guess as nothing has been announced and the 360 with built in HD DVD drive isn't official and if i must say i doubt it will happen.
#14
Oh pooh :(
#15
I'm not saying it wont but just look at the consoles they have out

Xbox 360 core
Xbox 360 premium
Xbox 360 premium v2
Xbox 360 elite
Xbox 360 halo edition

They have made enough money from the HD DVD drives now so why would they bring out another console and risk losing money on it?
#16
odriscoll
Probably not i would guess as nothing has been announced and the 360 with built in HD DVD drive isn't official and if i must say i doubt it will happen.

It will happen - and the black hd-dvd isnt coming up this year sorry - doesnt really matter though i dnt even see my 360 its under my tv and with the wireless i only see it when i put the disc in

odriscoll
I'm not saying it wont but just look at the consoles they have out

Xbox 360 core
Xbox 360 premium
Xbox 360 premium v2
Xbox 360 elite
Xbox 360 halo edition

They have made enough money from the HD DVD drives now so why would they bring out another console and risk losing money on it?


Core isnt being made anymore production has stopped - halo edition is limited edition - meaning the elite and premium will be the only 2 on the market

Now with the premium at £200 and elite at £289 you will see after christmas the premium drop to £180 and elite to £250

Now microsoft have invested in hd-dvd and with he blu ray player encorporated into the ps3 it means that ppl will buy blu rays as they have the player already - microsoft have cottoned onto this now and ARE in talks with toshiba to install the hd drive into a new 360 that has a 120gb hard drive and all the mod cons

Meaning ps3 will be £300 for a 40 blu rau player
360 will be 120gb witha hd-dvd player for say £300

Plus hd-dvd drives will drop in price next year as more ppl get hd
#17
Ok it may happen we will see, come next year (or sooner if press release) one of us will be eating our words.
#18
sadiebabes
Oh pooh :(

I personally gurantee you that an hd-dvd 360 will be out next year
#19
Im sure Microsft have said they will not put a hd-dvd drive in the 360.Becuse if it looses the HD war,people wont be stuck with a useless drive.Like if Blueray looses ps3 owners are stuck with a Blueray player.
Which makes me think that maybe xbox might release a add on blue ray player in years to come


And im sure i've seen somewhere that hd-dvd drives cannot read the xbox game discs,
#20
dandoc2
I personally gurantee you that an hd-dvd 360 will be out next year


Lol awwww :)

Do you think the elite console and a white hd player will look horrible?
#21
According to the software giant's official Xbox employee blog, the company is "sticking" with the external drive it announced in January this year and demo'd in May.

"By keeping the drive external, we're offering consumers a choice in creating their own hi-def experiences," wrote one Cesar Menendez. "So: no plans for an internal HD DVD."


but then some sites have claimed that its actully coming,we'll have to wait and see
#22
I don't like waiting :(
#23
add-man
According to the software giant's official Xbox employee blog, the company is "sticking" with the external drive it announced in January this year and demo'd in May.

"By keeping the drive external, we're offering consumers a choice in creating their own hi-def experiences," wrote one Cesar Menendez. "So: no plans for an internal HD DVD."


but then some sites have claimed that its actully coming,we'll have to wait and see

Nintendo said even up till about 1 month before the ds lite came out that they wouldnt be remaking the ds + psp stated about 2months ago they wernt planning on remaking the psp then the slim came out

If they tell ppl that theres a 360 coming out with hd-dvd drive inside ppl will think hmmm i will wait and resell my console and get that meaning that hd player will drop in sales -- thats why they are doing this offer atm for 5 free hd-dvds as they are trying to shift the stock then release the new model of hd-dvd player -- possibly black

sadiebabes
Lol awwww :)

Do you think the elite console and a white hd player will look horrible?

Not at night :) -- put the elite on the bottom shelf under your tele then put the hd-dvd player on the shelf above

Anyways its sorta black http://regmedia.co.uk/2006/12/21/xbox_hd_dvd_1.jpg
http://www.satelliteguys.us/voom/CEDIA-2006/Pictures/XBOX-HDDVD.JPG
#24
You can borrow my delorean and check out the future
#25
add-man
You can borrow my delorean and check out the future

Just as long as you supply enough plutonium to get back :-D
#26
dandoc2
...thats why they are doing this offer atm for 5 free hd-dvds as they are trying to shift the stock then release the new model of hd-dvd player -- possibly black


Not at night :) -- put the elite on the bottom shelf under your tele then put the hd-dvd player on the shelf above

Anyways its sorta black...


Nooo don't say there's gonna be a black one... I was just about to buyyy... If I buy it & a black one comes out then you'll have to buy the white one off meee :p Deal?!

Our tv's on the wall so cable box/xbox etc are all on show.. :/
#27
i've heard that they made a few black ones for microsoft employees only
#28
Argh... Nooo, tell me they didn't make any and never will :giggle:
#29
Or you could just buy black sticker things for the top , theres a guy on xbox forums who does them customised for you im sure he would do a hd dvd player,.
#30
sadiebabes
Nooo don't say there's gonna be a black one... I was just about to buyyy... If I buy it & a black one comes out then you'll have to buy the white one off meee :p Deal?!

Our tv's on the wall so cable box/xbox etc are all on show.. :/

Yeh ok - if it comes out before april then i will

But you gotta gimme the 5 free hd-dvds you get with it when you gt ur black as you will get 5 with that
#31
Actually dan that offer ends end of january
#32
odriscoll
Actually dan that offer ends end of january

Noooooo oh well - was gunan think about getting the hd-dvd drive for christmas alongside an hd tv but i need money first

ive got all the films i want on dvd but wouldnt mind it in better quality
#33
dandoc2
Noooooo oh well - was gunan think about getting the hd-dvd drive for christmas alongside an hd tv but i need money first



Sell your body ;-) ;-) ;-) :giggle:
#34
Thats exactly what I'm hoping to get as well dan :P HDTV preferably 32" and HD DVD drive :)
#35
Awww have you written it in your letter to Santa?
:)
#36
Only sent 3 letters so far and hoping to see him in town on 14th December, anymore postal strikes and Christmas might get delayed!!!!
#37
:giggle:

Remember to post the pic of you sitting on his knee, telling him you've been a good boy on here :)
#38
Will it count if i take a picture of him squealing in pain after i accidentally break his legs when i get off (eventually)?
#39
:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

Ahhh I suppose so...

(You get him told... If he doesn't bring the stuff you want, you'll be back and broken legs will be the least of his worries! :lol:)
#40
haha will do thanks for the advice :)

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