Report: Microsoft Ignored Video Playback Issues in Dashboard Update

According to a Digital Factory investigation, the new dashboard update that was supposed to turn the Xbox 360 into a savvy media-friendly device suffers from one serious problem: reduced video playback quality. What's more, Microsoft reportedly knew about it and covered it up, says this C&VG report. Apparently the update forces video content to run at "limited range RGB levels," which results in washed out colors. Black looks gray post-update, according to C&VG.

Those who beta tested the update prior to its launch flagged the issue so that Microsoft was aware of it, but according to that Digital Factory investigation, Microsoft ignored the issue, deleted all threads referring to the problem, and sent testers the following generic message:

"Thanks for the feedback! Though we will not be able to incorporate your feedback into this release we will save it for consideration in future releases. Thanks for using the new Xbox Update and please keep up the feedback!"

Microsoft has not publicly commented on this story, but we'll let you know if they do.

Source: C&VG

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    Neo_DrKefka says:

    Maybe Microsoft excusing me of owing money way after I canceled Xbox Live Gold led me to no play it for 6 months and then two months ago selling my Kinect and 360 all together but this made me feel like I did the right thing.

    I had six systems RRoD me and I waited awhile to get the PS3. Big mistake.

    I use my own Bluetooth and keyboard for the PS3. I installed a terabyte HDD from a laptop to the PS3. Online is free but their discount program does more than Gold Ever does because PSN free allows me to do what Xbox Gold can.


    I get more for my buck with the PS3 that is for sure.

    I am done with Microsoft forget Windows 8 as well

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