If you're one of the unlucky souls who sprang for an HD DVD player attachment for your Xbox 360, the rest of the world may have already dismissed you, but Microsoft still has your back. Months after the format war victory officially went to Blu-ray, Microsoft sent out a software update to the owners of Xbox 360 HD DVD players — that's loyalty.
Sure, the update itself might not actually do anything noticeable, but
its the thought, the reminder from Redmond that the company still
thinks about you and your plight, that matters most. If you happen to
watch one of your obsolete HD DVD movies on your player this week for
old time's sake, you'll be prompted to accept an automatic update
through Xbox Live.
The update says it will “improve compatibility with
certain titles” (they don't say which ones), and add “additional
support for network features” (this doesn't appear to have anything in
common with the Blu-ray 2.0 profile). Take the update, or leave it, but
either way your heart will be warmed by Microsoft's lingering HD DVD
affection. —Rachel Rosmarin
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