4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Amazing, a great add on,
This review is from: Xbox 360 HD DVD Player (Xbox 360) (Accessory)
The Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive add on is great. I got one of the earlier packs with King Kong. I opened it out of the box and it look good sitting next to the 360. I put the disc in and there's a quick update which takes no more than a few seconds and I was up an running within a couple of minutes.
The picture quality was very good, I was used to the upscaling through VGA and I think it is an improvement. As I only have King Kong on HD DVD I can't really compare the quality to the DVD release, but I watched a few minutes of a standard DVD upscaling and switched to this, the HD-DVD picture was clearly better, sharper and more vibrant. Upscaling vs HD - HD is definitely better, if you want the best, buy the best!
I can't wait to buy some more, Bourne Supremacy is on its way at the moment.
The only downside is there is a lack of titles at the moment really, and a strange array of old releases to go with brand new releases, also the cost, HD DVD's are going to set you back £17+ each at the moment but prices are coming down.
Its a great buy, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys watching DVD's once or twice (or more) a week. You might want to hold out until later in the year though for more titles.