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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you have no DVD player, it's worth it..., 11 Feb 2003
This review is from: Xbox Official DVD Movie Playback Controller (Video Game)
I was a little irked to be forced into buying an additional item for my xbox to "unlock" its functionality. The facility was always there, seemingly they just want some more cash. The remote itself is cheap feeling. It's lightweight, is vacuously roomy inside, and the buttons don't have that great, responsive feel to them. Not only that, but the battery cover design/placement is terribly located at the top of the unit. It doesn't really plug in well, and noticeably shifts around under the hand. What's even more naff, is the infra-red diode at the front. This thing is recessed into the casing a little, so there's some hope. Why on earth they have couldn't spent a few more pennies and covered that whole front-end with some shiny black plastic, just like that found on the Xbox itself, is beyond me!
No power button as people have said - but maybe with the Xbox Linux project, they can develop that functionality with multiple taps of the buttons.
The DVD dongle that fits into the front of the Xbox is simply ugly. I joke not. It's not flush with the machine, it protrudes by a few centimetres at least.
On the up side, the menus on the Xbox itself are pretty cool, and all the text uses that Xbox style.
Anyway, the short answer - no DVD player ? It's worth the spend.
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