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Poll results: The Xbox 360 DVD player

Here you go folks, some numbers for you to consider. Out of those polled that use the console to watch DVDs and voted for one of the first three options, a total of 86% didn't think the 360's DVD had a problem while a full 18% of everyone polled didn't use the system for DVD playback at all (not surprising, since it stands to reason that most who have a next-gen video game console would also have a standalone DVD player). Still, 126 people saying the playback looks "terrible" is not comforting. Hopefully any perceived shortcomings can be accommodated in a software update.

For some of those waiting for HD-DVD, we're sure some other high-def movies might convince them to use that 360 for movie watching.

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1. All I can say is that I put an NTSC movie in my PAL machine and it was choppy as hell. It should have switched to 60 Hz and played it like it would have on American TVs or played it progressively.

Posted at 12:39PM on Jan 17th 2006 by SlyEcho 0 stars

2. The picture quality is excellent on mine, although i can't finish a movie on it. Anywhere from a minute to an hour into the movie, the screen locks up and i have to restart. Then i decide that it's ps2's turn, for i dont have a standalone dvd player. sad face.

Posted at 2:17PM on Jan 17th 2006 by hybridfact 0 stars

3. Worse than the quality: the interface. Ugh.

Can you say bare-bones?

Posted at 12:20AM on Jan 18th 2006 by Trauts 0 stars

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