802.11n Xbox 360 adapter inbound
Microsoft confirms rumours
Following weeks of leaked images and publication of an FCC product review document, Microsoft has confirmed that a better connected Xbox 360 wireless adapter is in development.
The Xbox 360 802.11n adapter
Microsoft’s existing official Xbox 360 wireless adapter supports 802.11 a, b and g Wi-Fi. The upcoming model, Microsoft has announced, will work with the recently standardised 802.11n specification.
The company hasn’t released any further details about the adapter, according to a report by gaming website Joystiq. Yet the company did promise that the gadget will “seamlessly connect” to home networks “with the highest wireless 'N' technology”.
It’s unknown if the upcoming adapter will replace the existing one. A launch date or potential price hasn’t been announced, either. ®
according to my blox360 owning pal you can get some 3rd part adapters to work on them, so i would rather look into getting that than feeding gates pension fund for something that looks like a 3 year old designed on a sugar induced high.
then again my consoles adapter is internal and came with the console.....
The day I buy the Star Wars series AGAIN is the day I decide money's just not worth having.
Seriously, I can't see any point to blu-ray, except to say 'Look at me! I've got the latest kit!'. Honestly, is (for example) Shawshank Redemption significantly improved by a slightly higher resolution?
"Simple, the actual HD movie itself takes up no where near 40GB. Dont mix up the amount of space a Blu-Ray disc can hold and the space a movie actually takes up."
Most Blu Ray movie files exceed 9 - 12GB, as for XBL movie downloads, the frame rates are 24/30FPS, the res is only 720P (any more the the 360 will RROD).
All "HD" movies should run at 60FPS in 1080p otherwise it isnt true HD. It doesnt matter if its a download or from a BR.
Great point - I would consider myself as a regular consumer (certainly in terms of audio/video) and I would say that the X360 more than delivers what I need on my Sony 40" HD-TV. I can get full on dirty blu-ray joy through 'the internets' and my WD-TV, if I could only be bothered to waste my bandwidth on what would really be overkill.
I expect the new 'n' adapter will come out at the same price as the original one did (£50 odd?), which is fine by me. I could buy an 'n' adapter that works via USB, but I like the way that the device just fits snugly on my 360 and is barely noticable.
"How do you think they can take a 40GB movie on BD and turn it into a 3GB download?"
Simple, the actual HD movie itself takes up no where near 40GB. Dont mix up the amount of space a Blu-Ray disc can hold and the space a movie actually takes up.