Microsoft Admits Problems With Xbox 360 Video

Major Nelson, aka Larry Hyrb, has admitted that there is a problem with video playback on the new Xbox 360 dashboard. Yesterday he tweeted the following message;

“We’re aware of the colorspace issue w/ some Xbox video apps & are working on a fix. No ETA yet but we hope to have an update soon.”

The problem was raised during the beta test phase of the Metro dashboard but wasn’t addressed.

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Earlier this month it was discovered that although media from the Zune marketplace will play in 1080p, all other HD video is downgraded to 720p and ‘ignores any full-range RGB settings and reverts to a more limited 16-235 range.’

Source: Twitter / Eurogamer

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6 Comments

  1. Sounds like they nerfed video playback just so people who wanted quality video had to use their service? Surely not.

    • That can not be true! we are talking about Microsoft here.

  2. If it was discovered during the beta test phase why wasn’t it fixed before release. A week or two delay would have been for me.

    • But not for the suits who wanted it on time. I’m sure there were many people who wanted to fix it, but were told to wait.

  3. it isn’t a problem! it’s a feature!

    • Correct, you get achievement.
      Which can not see as it using very dark colours.

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