Microsoft Sabotages Sony TV's?!?! WTF

methane47methane47 Clearwater/St.Pete, FLMember CommonPosts: 3,701

Taken from Kotaku.com

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Something Fishy With 360's 1080p




According
to a bunch of very angry people over on the AV Science form, and one
Kotaku reader, the 1080p upgrade for the Xbox 360 doesn't appear to
work on Sony's XBR2/XBR3 line of televisions. This is a big deal
because the folks there claim it's considered to be one of the best
1080p televisions on the market.

News of the issue, which means you can't display a 1080p image on
the television at all, has lead some to start wondering if this was a
deliberate move on Microsoft's part, being that the television is made
by Sony or if someone dropped the ball and a patch is coming for the
360.

Has anyone else had any issues with 1080p on the 360? I haven't my TV only goes to 1080I.

Read the angry letter on the jump. Brian Crecente

Official 40", 46" XBR2 Thread [AVS Forums]

Something
fishy is going on with the 360's dashboard update from yesterday.
Sony's XBR2/XBR3 line of televisions are pretty universally regarded as
top of the line when it comes to 1080p displays, but despite that, the
360 will not display 1080p resolution, either with component cables or
VGA. Via component, after selecting 1080p, the screen just turns to a
distorted/static picture for a few seconds before reverting to 1080i.
With VGA, the picture is severely cut off on both sides of the screen,
and a prompt on the TV displays "Invalid Signal--Check Your PC Output."
Several owners of the TV claim that it will NOT accept 1080p over
component, so that should take care of that factor. However, there is
no conceivable reason these two pieces of equipment shouldn't work
together via VGA. Any other VGA device I've tested works fine on the
set, and other competing sets (Samsung, Sharp) display the 360 in 1080p
without any issu! es.



I don't want to throw the blame out before more is known, but I will
say the Sony has been out for several months now, and the dashboard
update is about 12 hours old at this writing, so it seems like the ball
is in Microsoft's court. The XBR2/3 series is extremely popular so I
don't buy that Microsoft "didn't test it" with one of those sets. If MS
did intentionally sabotage it, this is easily on par with any scummy
activity in the video game industry this year. If they didn't
intentionally sabotage it but knew of the issue beforehand and didn't
say anything, it's not much better.



I'm anticipating some finger pointing here, but I don't care who did
what. I want my damn $4000 TV and my damn $400 video game console to
work together like they should. This kind of news doesn't exactly help
anticipation for the 360's HD-DVD player, and these kinds of scumbag
tactics don't help either side. If it's confusing to the hardcore,
imagine what it's like to clueless consumers.



-Nick




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Comments

  • SpathotanSpathotan chesapeake, VAMember Posts: 3,928

    How is this a sabotage? Does the 360 break the TV or blow it up or something? Didnt think so. This isnt the only thing that "went wrong" with the patch yesterday, ive also read that the patch "brickwalled" modded 360's.

    I really doubt MS intentionally did this, as being an owner of that TV and the 360 now supporting 1080p, would attact the customer to the 360, if they dont own one already. Microsoft does not make TV's, so they have absolutely nothing to gain out of this.

    I know we have our fueds in console news Meth, but this thread is just flamebait man.


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  • LordSlaterLordSlater petebouroughMember Posts: 2,087



    Originally posted by Spathotan
    How is this a sabotage? Does the 360 break the TV or blow it up or something? Didnt think so. This isnt the only thing that "went wrong" with the patch yesterday, ive also read that the patch "brickwalled" modded 360's.

    I really doubt MS intentionally did this, as being an owner of that TV and the 360 now supporting 1080p, would attact the customer to the 360, if they dont own one already. Microsoft does not make TV's, so they have absolutely nothing to gain out of this.

    I know we have our fueds in console news Meth, but this thread is just flamebait man.


    Wouldnt be the first time Microsoft messed something up after all look at windows vista ,"The Digital Monument To not beiong able to complete big projects".

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  • methane47methane47 Clearwater/St.Pete, FLMember CommonPosts: 3,701

    Originally posted by Spathotan
    I know we have our fueds in console news Meth, but this thread is just flamebait man.
    lol I know man..

    But isn't it just alittle bit suspicious that patch only screws up on Sony TV's?

    I think you can atleast agree that alittle wiggle room conspiracy theory here image


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  • SpathotanSpathotan chesapeake, VAMember Posts: 3,928

    Originally posted by methane47
    Originally posted by Spathotan
    I know we have our fueds in console news Meth, but this thread is just flamebait man.
    lol I know man..

    But isn't it just alittle bit suspicious that patch only screws up on Sony TV's?

    I think you can atleast agree that alittle wiggle room conspiracy theory here image

    Out of all of the TV's Sony has, the only ones it does not work on is their very newest ones. Wierd for sure, but I dont smell conspiracy. I have a 360 yea, and I hate Microsoft almost as much as I hate Sony, but this just dosent snag me as a conspiracy or anything. I mean what would Microsoft have to gain from this? Nothing, infact they have something to loose, a customer who owns those particuar TV"s.


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  • CowinspaceCowinspace Uddingston, ScotlandMember Posts: 671
    How do you know it wasn't Sony making sure all their new TVs only work properly with PS3?

    Just stoking the coals of this conspiracy a little image



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