Do you know that you can use XBOX HD-DVD drive and watch HD-DVD movies in your PC?

This might not be new news for some, but I asked two of my cdfreaks friends and they didn’t know.

Yes you don’t need the XBOX 360 console, you can connect XBOX HD-DVD player directly to your PC’s USB2.0 port and with a little tweak, watch HD-DVD movies on your PC monitor or run a DVI-to-HDMI cable to your HDTV display. :wink:

In the US, XBOX HD-DVD player is currently on sale at buy.com for $165 plus 2 HD-DVD movies (KingKong and Heroes Season 1) and 5 more HD-DVD movies in the mail. The Heroes Season 1 itself is worth $70.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=203249984

Wow that looks like it’s a pretty good deal unfortunately we dont get many deals like that here in Ireland :frowning: But I did get King Kong & the remote with my Ad On!

[QUOTE=zevia;1920249]This might not be new news for some, but I asked two of my cdfreaks friends and they didn’t know.

Yes you don’t need the XBOX 360 console, you can connect XBOX HD-DVD player directly to your PC’s USB2.0 port and with a little tweak, watch HD-DVD movies on your PC monitor or run a DVI-to-HDMI cable to your HDTV display. :wink:

In the US, XBOX HD-DVD player is currently on sale at buy.com for $165 plus 2 HD-DVD movies (KingKong and Heroes Season 1) and 5 more HD-DVD movies in the mail. The Heroes Season 1 itself is worth $70.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=203249984[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I bought one. Cheapest way to get HD movies on my HTPC. :slight_smile:

Has anyone backed up one of their HD-DVDs to a standard DVD (downconverted to 480p), to watch in a different room of the house with only a standard TV and DVD player? If so, I might buy an X-Box 360 drive to do that.

Looks like the drive is also available for $179 at CompUSA ,for people who live near one.

Be warned, many state that these drives are noisy… Dont have one myself so I cant comment on it…