Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Player At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Player


Main: High-speed USB 2.0 mini (audio/video/control) (1)
Additional: USB 2.0 (2)

Compatible Playback Formats: HD DVD, DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD, CD-R/-RW
Possible Playback Resolutions: 480i/480p/720p/1080i via Xbox 360's component video, 1080p via VGA
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 2.2 x 7 x 9.2
Weight (pounds): 3.1

Ratings: Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

Build Quality: 86
• Apparently made of plastic, although the heft suggests the right stuff is inside

Value: 94
• If you own a 360 or plan to buy one , $200 to bring yourself into the HD DVD age is a steal

Features: 80
• It's an HD DVD drive with a repurposed DVD remote: there's nothing fancy about it

Performance: 89
• Transforms the Xbox 360 into a mighty HD DVD–crunching machine

Ergonomics: 83
• The hard controls (an eject button) couldn't be simpler; remote operation via the 360 could be

Overall Rating: 88
I wouldn't recommend that the HD DVD–curious buy the Xbox 360 and this supplemental drive instead of a standalone player, but it does provide extraordinary gaming and multimedia options.

General information
Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, $200
(800) 4MY-XBOX