Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit

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No fuss, no muss. This kit is one of the best ways to expand the already superb functionality of the Xbox system. Just plug the infrared receiver into the controller port and use the remote for DVD movie playback. Say goodbye to messy cable knots and weird controllers.Enables DVD movie playback functionality on the Xbox video game system. Includes a DVD remote control and an infrared receiver that plugs into an Xbox controller port. Note: this item is required for DVD movie playback on Xbox.

List Price: $ 29.99

Price: $ 1.50

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  1. 65 of 73 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A good product for those who want it. Cut MS some slack…, December 17, 2001
    By 
    J. Mintzer “wyldkard75” (Easthampton, MA) –
      

    This review is from: Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit (Video Game)

    Cut MS some slack people. They didn’t include DVD functionality via the controllers for some very good reasons:

    1) That DVD license is expensive. I’d rather have people who are going to use the XBox as a DVD player to be the ones to subsidise the cost, instead of EVERYONE having to do it, since I already have a DVD player.

    2) Sony found out the hard way when they released the PS2 in Japan; a lot of people bought the console JUST for it’s DVD playback features, and didn’t buy games for it. Now, I’m sure a lot of you know the standard console economic paradigm: lose money on the hardware, make money on the software. Thus, Sony lost big bux when this happened. I can’t blame Microsoft for wanting to make sure that doesn’t happen with them.

    3) This is a PROGRESSIVE SCAN DVD player, which means it’s designed for higher quality pictures on HDTV. I don’t believe a lot of DVD players on the market are capible of that. Seems like a good deal to me.

    I’ve been suprisingly impressed with the XBox. The graphics are DEFINATELY a cut above the PS2 (which I also own.) I find it telling that the LAUNCH title graphics look better than Sony’s latest PS2 games. The hard drive is damn convenient. If there is anything to be angry over, it’s those poorly designed controllers (Hint: MadCatz makes a decent replacement.)

    In the end, those who are serious about using the Sony as a DVD player are going to buy a remote control kit anyhow (I certainly did) This seems no different to me, in the long and short of it. Microsoft was upfront on the box when they said it required the additional kit. It seems to me that a lot of people giving out the one star are just general Microsoft bashers anyhow.

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  2. 78 of 84 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gadget Collector, February 23, 2002
    By 
    Jeff (Suburban Va) –

    This review is from: Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit (Video Game)

    Pros: Inexpensive & has features that high priced DVD players don’t come with.
    Cons: Hard to find one.
    Overall: Great for Xbox gamers who want a High Quality DVD player for under [item price].

    My info:

    I bought my Xbox in the beginning of January right after I returned my GameCube console. I purchased the Xbox DVD kit about 2 months after from Amazon.com for [item price]. I already have a DVD player but I wanted this anyway. An actually it plays DVDs better then my regular DVD player. The remote is great in my opinion; it’s comfortable, convenient, & filled with features.

    What comes in the Kit?

    The kit comes with the Xbox DVD Remote. The remote has the basic buttons; play, fast forward, rewind, play, stop, pause, up, down, left, right, select, 0-9, & menu. The remote also comes with some extras like 2x 4x, 6x, 8x, 16x, &32x Fast Forward and Rewind. It has a nice Zoom feature ranging from 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, & 10x. A – B feature is also nice to have for repetitions of a scene, click A – B once for the beginning of the scene to repeat and push it one more time to end the scene, it will keep repeating until you press A – B again. 2 AAA batteries are required to be purchased separately. The range of the Remote is around 20 to 25ft.

    The Receiver also is required to play DVDs. The receiver is a small maybe 2 by 2 inches black square. Where does it go? It plugs into any controller port. What does it do? The Receiver activates the DVD compatibility. How does it work? Plug the Receiver into a slot while the Xbox console is turned off. Insert a DVD into the drive and the movie will automatically boot up like a normal DVD player. The kit also comes with a simple instruction booklet.

    So how�s the picture & sound quality…?

    The quality of this product was amazingly more then I hoped for, in fact it�s superb! The video playback was smooth, quiet, and vivid. The sound obviously depends on the speakers you have, sounds great on my Philips surround sound stereo system.

    Do I recommend this product?

    YES. This kit is great even if you already have a DVD player and want another. The Remote kit also doubles as a Audio player, you can use it to playback your Mp3 files on the hard drive, no messing with cords. Remember, you mainly purchased your Xbox for gaming and the DVD playback was just an extra, a great extra at that. This Microsoft DVD kit is definitely High Quality all the way, and that�s why I recommend this product.

    Hopefully Helped anyone this may concern.

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  3. 68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    RCA Compatable, November 21, 2001
    By 
    Russ Painter (Ireland) –

    This review is from: Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit (Video Game)

    1) Get this Movie Playback Kit

    2) Put the remote away in a drawer (you still need the receiver)

    3) Enter the code for an RCA DVD Player into your universal remote

    4) Use your universal remote to control your XBox without any custom programming!

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