Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th May 2013 19:11 UTC
Games Good news by Ars' Peter Bright. "According to an internal Microsoft e-mail sent to all full-time employees working on the next Xbox, 'Durango [the codename for the next Xbox] is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today's Internet.' It continues, 'There are a number of scenarios that our users expect to work without an Internet connection, and those should 'just work' regardless of their current connection status. Those include, but are not limited to: playing a Blu-ray disc, watching live TV, and yes playing a single player game.'" Conveniently 'leaked' of course.
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RE[5]: Bluray eh?
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 7th May 2013 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Bluray eh?"
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For a properly mastered DVD the quality may be affected more by the cabling than the disk.

Tried playing one DVD at a friend's house and the picture was garbage on their 56 inch plasma display, but then I noticed they were using cheap RCA <-> RCA cables.

Turns out the player had HDMI available and we swapped cables. We also tried out a regular TV.

1) HDMI gave a far better pictures but the fine detail also let us see faults (usually in the FX) that we could not see on the TV.

2) The TV gave us a nicer to look at picture on the RCA <-> RCA cables than the plasma display since there were far fewer hard edges in watching the display.

I expect with HDMI and a smaller flat screen display the DVD would had look very good to us too.

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