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.
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.’