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01-05-2007, 02:18 PM
Codenamed "Zephyr" its got...
A hdmi port :eek:
and 120gb hdd :eek: :eek:
I should have waited for this :(
J2 Da R
01-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Needs an HD-DVD drive as well (IMO).
Also I don't know how legit this is as the .65nm processor isn't finished yet.
01-05-2007, 02:52 PM
Needs an HD-DVD drive as well (IMO).
That's debatable (not your opinion obviously, but the need). I'd rather it was always kept optional, at least until we find out the Betamax of the nextgen discs.
I'm gagging for a digital out though.. finally i could use my LCD.
01-05-2007, 03:48 PM
wow thats kick ass, looks like i have to fork up some more money to xbox
01-05-2007, 03:50 PM
Eh, I don't give a crap about HDMI since I'm happy with component. So just give me the 120gb drive as an add on and I'd be happy.
01-05-2007, 03:59 PM
I was thinking that but the 20gb is £70!!! i dread to think how much the 120gb one would be!
01-05-2007, 04:17 PM
If this is ends up being true and not just a concept, I really hope MS offers us the chance to trade up our current system for the new ones and then they can then repackage our old ones as core systems and separate 20GB hard drives. Actually they could totally do that and not lose money and avoid pissing off potentially millions of customers.
01-05-2007, 05:18 PM
i smell BS
Im a Manatee
01-05-2007, 08:00 PM
I smell it too, but It will be worth trading up for this. They could get rid of the cores, drop the premium to $300, and the super 360 could be $400. I could probably trade a premium and fork over a nominal fee [something like $60]
01-05-2007, 08:45 PM
I'll trade up day 1 for sure... (I'm assuming this will be the new $400 premium system) By next Christmas, with an internal HDDVD drive and wi-fi they could sell it for $500 and make Sony look even more ridiculous...
01-05-2007, 09:45 PM
I forget where it was, I believe Major nelson's blog, but did anyone check out the definition on zephyr?
zeph·yr (zěf'ər) Pronunciation Key (http://cache.lexico.com/help/ahd4/pronkey.html)
The west wind. A gentle breeze.
Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments.
Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.Just thought that was a bit humorous.
01-07-2007, 04:50 PM
God, they better make the 120 HD for the normal 360 as well...
Im a Manatee
01-07-2007, 07:55 PM
I can't see why it wouldn't work. I delete stuff when I'm done, and have like 2 demos. I don't see the HDD space thing.
01-07-2007, 09:26 PM
Be sure to watch CES! ^^ thats the link for it ^^
As for this being "BS" i doubt it is. Peep it.
Exclusive: 360 HDMI Proof - HR Pictures and Video - HANA Scaler
>> Here's a bit more about the news published earlier (http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEylpEVylyeKOFbBgy.php) about the Xbox 360 'Zephyr' prototype with HDMI port. It's the 2nd time a HMDI picture leaked (1st time here if you missed it (http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEVkFZZpFkDjNuJhIR.php)) and it looks like there are still many people that don't (want to) believe it ... so I guess it's time we come clear because Microsoft doesn't and we think you as customer has the right to know what's coming.
Microsoft still refuses to acknowledge it ... this is what they replied today to several (http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4467&Itemid=2) news (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3156216) outlets (http://gear.ign.com/articles/753/753296p1.html):
"We have seen all types of claimed leaked photos like this show up online and as a standard policy we don't comment on speculative items."
We managed to get some exclusive High-Resolution pictures for x-scene of a 'Zephyr' prototype with the HDMI port. No, it's no retail Xbox360, it's a prototype board ... but Microsoft had to design a new scaler chip named 'HANA' (replacing the (analog-only?) 'ANA' chip found in current retail and dev Xboxes), I doubt they'll do that effort for nothing. You will also notice several other changes to the motherboard.
Microsoft always refused to answer any question about a possible HDMI-cable for the Xbox360 (even when asked for explicitly (http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEVuAylllVHycgzDQk.php)), but this HANA chip probably confirms the current 360 can only output an analog signal, so an HDMI-cable for the current 360 probably won't be possible (sure they could design a cable/box that reconverts the analog output to digital, but that makes no sense and is not the point).
Note: we can't tell/confirm you if the HDMI port, 65nm CPU and larger (120gb) HD are linked to each other. They might or might not be released together. The 65nm CPU is coming for all Xbox models anyway (confirmed by MS and Chartered long time ago (http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEuVykZZFEDLgymwlA.php) + delay news (http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEyZEypFplLwyxXlXJ.php)). And it's also pretty obvious (with current demand and video marketplace) that MS will release a larger HD sooner or later, this requires no change to the motherboard.
Here are the pictures we got from our sources (click for high-res):
Shot of the connectors: the classic output and the new HDMI output.
View of the inside, on the right you'll notice the new HANA scaler chip.
http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/ananchip_s200.jpg (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/ananchip.jpg) http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/xbox360-set2-hdmi-03_s200.jpg (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/xbox360-set2-hdmi-03.jpg)
On the left the 'old' ANA scaler, on the right the new HANA scaler ('H' for HDMI?)
* Close-up output without case: low-res (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/xbox360-set2-hdmi-04_s400.jpg) | high-res (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/xbox360-set2-hdmi-04.jpg)
* HANA/Output Motherboard-region (2): low-res (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/xbox360-set2-hdmi-05_s400.jpg) | high-res (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/hdmi-360/xbox360-set2-hdmi-05.jpg)
Still not enough for you? How about a video?
A HDMI->DVI converter was used to show you the port in action using a small PC LCD screen.
And before you ask ... a dev kit always takes a while to boot, that's why it takes longer than with a retail 360.
Source - Xbox-Scene
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