X360 Monday, October 30, 2006 | 6:15 PM

Dashboard update to be released tomorrow

Dashboard update to be released tomorrow

There has been some strong rumours going on for the last few weeks, and earlier today Japanese sites dropped the bomb. We now got the official word from Microsoft - read more inside.



Quoting Microsoft press release:
Beginning the morning of Tuesday October 31, owners of the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft™ will be able to download a free system update that will provide more than 85 new features and enhancements, including support for native 1080p games and movies, faster Xbox Live Arcade game list display times and even more choices when it comes to video playback options.
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Commented on 2006-10-30 18:24:30
great news awesome!!!!!!!!
Commented on 2006-10-30 18:35:59
Great, hope they don't forget about adding the 1080P res. for VGA.

Also, faster Live downloads, thank you very much.
Commented on 2006-10-30 18:46:45
Look like good improvements but I'd also like to see...
- ability to put a different custom picture on each blade (currently you can pick one that shows on all).
- better rewind/ff performance in videos (especially rewind).
- ability to skip stupid unskippable movie logos and warnings on DVDs and yes, even some games are doing that crap now.
Commented on 2006-10-30 18:49:40
WOOHOOOO!!!!

Play videos from DVD or CD data discs!!!!

YES! YES! YES!!!! YES!!!!!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, how about some lovely BC support then?

I still want my 720p Otogi 1 and 2...
Commented on 2006-10-30 18:54:30
re unskippable logos.. games have done that for years, decades.
Commented on 2006-10-30 18:57:53
Give us an update for our hard drive to go from 20GB to 100GB!!!!

You can do it M$!!

<_<

>_>

*_*
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:11:21
1080p for VGA and component.. Glad my monitor supports both vga and component and a max res of 1920x1200. In aspect mode Ill be able to get 1080p :)
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:12:12
What is the resolution for 1080p?
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:15:08
well, sounds cool and all, but i wonder if it will play wmv hd from a wmv hd dvd :)
and of course it will propably only play wmv NOT divx/xvid which would be TEH KOOL :)
anyhow - cant wait to check it out tomorrow ^_^
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:21:21
MY 1080P LCD IS READY!!!!
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:26:15 In reply to barbasol
Posted by barbasol
Look like good improvements but I'd also like to see...
- ability to put a different custom picture on each blade (currently you can pick one that shows on all).
That is something Microsoft would fix in a spring update. The Fall update is for random performance issues and enhancement that they decide need fixing. The spring update is all user request stuff.
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:42:00
still no brightness setting for movie playback and the dashboard... i m less than thrilled by the update frankly
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:43:41
good stuff....how about a bigger friends chat room instead of crappy one to one.....
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:49:10
still waiting for system maintenance tools so I don't have to rely on the "clear cache" and the "wipe out all downloads" tricks....
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:57:49
does 1080p for vga mean you pick resolutions between 720p and 1080p, like 1440x900? My monitor is widescreen and runs at that res.
Commented on 2006-10-30 19:59:55
Nice updates, looking forward to this :)
Commented on 2006-10-30 20:02:21 In reply to Tiz
Posted by Tiz
What is the resolution for 1080p?
Yeah, so again, what's the resolution for 1080p?
Commented on 2006-10-30 20:15:17
1920 x 1080
Commented on 2006-10-30 20:27:44
shaweet
Commented on 2006-10-30 20:34:24
Unfortunately, it's not a priority for MS to support 1440x900, because it's not technically 16:9, it's 16:10.
The majority of HD users needing higher resolutions will be using a regular HDTV, and not a monitor. I know, it sucks, my monitor is 16:10 too..
Commented on 2006-10-30 20:39:20
Wow, i think M$ went all out on this. (although, i thought it would change the entire look of the marketplace.
Commented on 2006-10-30 20:56:30
16:10 ratio is good lol. I pray for 1440x900 support mainly because your display always looks better at default res. Most pc games support 16:10 now so it wouldnt be a big ask. Afterall all the 360 is doing is resizing it to fit your display.
Commented on 2006-10-30 21:35:56
hell i want 720p games to run at decent frame rate before they go all 1080p on us ....
Commented on 2006-10-30 22:23:36
I thought they were gonna include xvid/divx playback and h.264 support with this update?
Commented on 2006-10-30 22:45:01 In reply to abaddon1125
Posted by abaddon1125
Unfortunately, it's not a priority for MS to support 1440x900, because it's not technically 16:9, it's 16:10.
The majority of HD users needing higher resolutions will be using a regular HDTV, and not a monitor. I know, it sucks, my monitor is 16:10 too..
Sorry that's rubbish, MS support 1366x768 which is 16:10 through a VGA cable. (and a vast mahjority of HDTV actually use 1366x768 panals)

I would be interested to know if MS are supporting intermediate resoltuions also. (i doubt they will, as 1440x900 is a very odd resolution and only a handful of monitors use it)
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