mikeret1

hi all,

Do the current players support full network connectivity I mean would a replicated disc with download features on it now function right on the current players which has been sold or do they have to be updated first to support such interactive discs

thx

mike



Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Download feature on HD DVD players....

Clinic

The short answer is yes. I understand that discs will be released soon enabling some of these features. Downloading or streaming video will not be occuring soon as tools in their current state do not exist to implement S-EVOBS. We'll probably be seeing downloaded images that can be updated in the first releases that will function on Toshiba players.




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Download feature on HD DVD players....

mikeret1

Thanks for your quick replay!Does that mean that all current players are able to handle such features (downloading trailers or streaming) or do customers have to update them if such features become avaliable I mean I'm not interested in authoring issues i just want to know if people who invested in expensive HD DVD players can be sure that all of these features will run on their first generation players!

thx

mike





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Download feature on HD DVD players....

Peter Torr - MSFT

You may have noted that when you purchased (eg) the Toshiba HD-A1, it had a little slip of paper in it that said future updates would be required for all functionality.

All the hardware is in the box, so you don't have to worry about people throwing away their hardware just to get a network connection, but firmware updates are not out of the question.






Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Download feature on HD DVD players....

Hermann

Hello Peter,

What are the HDi features that are currently supported by the players and when will all the features be supported.

Is the X-Box 360 already supporting every HDi feature

What do the other players like Toshiba do

Is there some kind of release plan

Thank you very much

Hermann





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Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Download feature on HD DVD players....

Hermann

Hello Andy,

Thank you very much for your answer. This article does not say wether all the HDi interactive features are supported right now.

Do you think that downloading of online content is possible with that update

Do you know anything about the XBox

Best Regards,

Hermann





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Download feature on HD DVD players....

Andy Pennell MSFT

I honestly don't know about the full feature set for Toshiba releases. However I would guess that yes: online content downloading is possible with that update. I have not had the change to update my personal A1 player yet to try anything out.

I know everything about the Xbox :-) However I am not authorized to speak publicly on the subject, sorry. It is public knowledge that there is a new version in the works, that's all I can say right now.