Xbox 360 and MCE 2005 Update - Questions for E3

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by CaveCanem, May 15, 2005.

  1. CaveCanem

    CaveCanem Guest

    Will the DVD player upscale movies to 720p, 1080i, 1080p?

    How about HDMI, Firewire, Gigabit ethernet, 802.11n? (output 1080p/24/30/60
    via HDMI, capture HDVcam video via firewire from Xbox to MCE PC, wired or
    wireless HDTV bi-directional streaming, etc...)

    Is it future-ready for HD-DVD or Blu-Ray?

    Backwards compatibility?

    Price?

    What's the latest on the MCE 2005 update? (cablecard, multiple HDTV tuners,
    Xbox 360 enhancements, portability improvements, etc...)

    What questions do you have for those going to E3?
     
    CaveCanem, May 15, 2005
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  2. The XBox 360 is expected to be fully backwards compatible with existing XBox titles.

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000267042765/

    The above link lists some of the specs, but until final word is released from MS, know one knows for sure.

    As for the MCE 2005 update, its still in beta.
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, May 15, 2005
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  3. CaveCanem

    CaveCanem Guest

    Doug,

    Sony PS3 will be doing 1080p. Will Xbox 360 and MCE update do 1080p?

    Is there an actual detailed article on the Pre-E3 MS announcements for today
    (May 16th). Everything is a little vague especially when it comes to Xbox
    360's MCE features.

    Thanks,

    J.T.
     
    CaveCanem, May 17, 2005
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  4. No, so far, everything is a bit vague, or strewn with conjecture. Just be patient. Eventually the full specs will be released, or leaked........ :)
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, May 17, 2005
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  5. CaveCanem

    CaveCanem Guest

    IGN is giving this comparison based on the Microsoft/Sony Pre-E3
    announcements. Optional 1080i for Xbox 360 vs. Standard 1080p for PS3. That
    sucks, I thought for sure Xbox 360 would handle 1080p, even if it did not go
    with the HiDef DVDs (Blu-Ray and HD-DVD). Especially, when they were touting
    WMV-HD 1080p.

    http://gear.ign.com/articles/614/614837p1.html

    PS3
    Xbox 360
    Processor 3.2GHz Cell w/ 7 SPEs 2.0 TFLOPS 3.2GHz G5 w/ 3 Cores
    1.0 TFLOPS
    Memory 256MB XDR @ 3.2GHz 512MB GDDR3 @ 700MHz
    256MB GDDR3 @ 700MHz 10MB Embedded
    DRAM
    GPU 550MHz NVIDIA 500MHz ATi
    Best Display 1080p Standard 1080i Optional
    Dual Screen Output Single
    Screen Output
    Network 1000BASE-T Ethernet 100BASE-TX
    Ethernet
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
    802.11 a/b/g
    Audio 5.1 Digital 5.1
    Digital
    Wireless Input x7 on Bluetooth 2.0 x4 on 2.4GHz
    RF
    Storage Removable HDD *TBA Removable HDD
    20GB
    Release Spring 2006 November
    2005
    Dimensions About 13.5" x 3.25" About 10.25" x
    2.5"
     
    CaveCanem, May 17, 2005
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  6. CaveCanem

    Chris H. Guest

    Chris H., May 17, 2005
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  7. CaveCanem

    CaveCanem Guest

    Chris,

    My questions are about the Media Center Extender aspects of the Xbox 360.
    The Xbox forums concentrate solely on its gaming features. I am also
    interested in the Media Center Edition 2005 update, and how it pertains to
    the Xbox 360, cablecard and HDTV.

    Any mention of PS3 is to compare and contrast Microsoft's and Sony's
    approaches to the Media Network with the consoles as a media hub.

    It was my understanding that this forum was for Media Center Edition and its
    Media Center Extenders. Any and all information within this narrow scope will
    be greatly appreciated.
     
    CaveCanem, May 17, 2005
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  8. CaveCanem

    Chris H. Guest

    I agree, however, the complete information has not been announced by
    Microsoft, and therefore it is impossible to discuss supposition without
    true facts. Even if we knew everything about the Xbox 360 setup, as far as
    I know no one here has run one with MCE 2005 because they're not available.
    It is all guesswork right now, and trying to pinpoint answers will only
    result in guesses because no one knows.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
     
    Chris H., May 17, 2005
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