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X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« on: October 20, 2008, 10:49:44 AM »
I want to know if any one use a x-box 360 as a DVD player. I am thinking about picking one up and was thing if it was better at play back then my Denon DVD-2900 ? Thanks for any of your help.



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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 10:52:02 AM »
The 360 scores pretty poor as an upscaling DVD player.  If you set it to output at 480 and have your TV/receiver do the scaling, you would probably be OK.  I would stick with the Denon, though.
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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 12:16:13 PM »
Get a ps3
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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 12:42:38 PM »
Get a ps3

There are much better upscaling DVD players than the PS3 for the money you spend.  If all you want is a DVD player get an Oppo.
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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 02:49:14 PM »
Get a ps3

There are much better upscaling DVD players than the PS3 for the money you spend.  If all you want is a DVD player get an Oppo.

I disagree .  Many on the AV forums think the PS3 with latest firmware 2.50 has more impressive Chroma upsampling than even the Oppo players...

There are a few technical reviews from the 2.1 firmware days that claim the SD upscailing on the ps3 fails some basic tests (deinterlace and others), but in the real world these specific tests may not matter. Additionally, the firmware keeps getting better and performance is improving...   

The original post indicated he was interested in a game system that would also double as a DVD player.    That leaves the Oppo out and he has a perfectly fine Denon.  The PS3 is a better performer than the 360 for sure...


My $0.02 is that the PS3 is one badass blueray player and a perfectly acceptable SD player...
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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 04:33:56 PM »
Then again you can't use a universal remote with the PS3, which really sucks. 

If you feel like spending $400 on a DVD player, then you could do a lot worse than the PS3.  But if you are *just* looking for DVD playback, there is no reason to spend that kind of money.
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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 05:07:40 PM »
 I wanted it for games but I was just thing if it would be better for dvd then what I have now. Being that it it is newer and all. Thanks for the help.


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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 06:20:39 PM »
Then again you can't use a universal remote with the PS3, which really sucks. 

If you feel like spending $400 on a DVD player, then you could do a lot worse than the PS3.  But if you are *just* looking for DVD playback, there is no reason to spend that kind of money.

Yeah, I agree, the remote issue sucks.  Sometimes the fan is a little noisy too.... 
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Re: X-box 360 used as a DVD player
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 06:22:56 PM »
Then again you can't use a universal remote with the PS3, which really sucks. 

If you feel like spending $400 on a DVD player, then you could do a lot worse than the PS3.  But if you are *just* looking for DVD playback, there is no reason to spend that kind of money.

Yeah, I agree, the remote issue sucks.  Sometimes the fan is a little noisy too.... 

There are hacks around the remote issues, though the easy ones won't power it on and the ones that will aren't cheap. ;)
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