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Xbox DVD Remote Movie Playback Kit

by Microsoft
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Xbox
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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The Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit is a quick way to expand the functionality of the best gaming machine around! Xbox requires this kit to enable DVD movie playback. Simply plug in the infrared receiver to a controller port and use the remote control designed for DVD movie playback. No messy cables or confusing game controllers to deal with!

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The Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit helps you say goodbye to messy cable knots and weird controllers -- just pop in your DVD and watch a movie on your Xbox!

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should already be a part of XBOX! June 19 2004
PS2 could include DVD playback without any additional hardware (by using a normal game controller), so where's the sense in Microsoft abstracting DVD playback off of it's already bulkier system? The answer is "more money."
Ideally the IR module should have been built in to the Xbox to begin with. I would gladly have payed an extra $10 then, instead of what MS is asking for now, which is roughly $30 at most retail stores. Simply ridiculous.
The gadget _does_ do what it is supposed to do (the only worthwhile thing to be said) but altogether is somewhat discouraging for reasons already addressed.
The design of the controller is bulky as well--not sleek like PS2's _optional_ DVD remote control. I have said it so many times that I am getting sick of it: The only failure of the Xbox system eminates from it's choice to require you to buy the ability to playback DVDs.
Since, however, there is no choice in the matter I suppose all of us capitalist sheep will flock to the stores and gladly plop down 30 smack-a-roos so we can watch our DVDs. We will probably also decide to sell our old DVD player on eBay since they are no longer needed, and also to recoup our losses on the Xbox DVD kit. And I suppose too, that while on eBay we will notice the Xbox DVD playback kit being offered for around $15 instead of $30.
Word to the wise: Go to eBay for this gadget. You will save yourself around 50%.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 2 in 1 Oct. 18 2003
I mean think about it. You have an X-Box right? Why not spend a few extra dollars on a DVD kit? There is no reason to buy a seperate DVD player. I wanted an x-box, and a DVD player for my room. I put the X-box downstairs and my other DVD player in my room, it worked great. The price isn't to bad on an x-box and the DVD kit definately isn't. The kit works great, no flaws, just a regular DVD player inside your video game!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice remote Original Xbox DVD Aug. 29 2013
By John
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have an old original Xbox still working perfectly so I bought this remote to also have use of the DVD play function in the Xbox. It is a really nice remote, very strong and buttons work great. I had one ten years ago and it's cool to have again brand new for 15 plus shipping. You need this if you want to watch DVDs on the original Xbox. I also recommend the component video cables for the best picture.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not honest Sept. 17 2004
The DVD decoding should already have been included inside the XBox. An infrared reciever could have been built-in too, for that matter. There is no reason why they could not have done this. It was not a design decision to not include it, it was a financial one. It's also lame because it takes up another controller port on the XBox, meaning alot of switching around. This is not very convinient, and yet the purpose of a remote control is for convinience.
Before the XBox's launch it was said time and time again that the XBox would have progressive scan DVD playback. If Microsoft ever said that it was changed then that must have been just before launch. So instead of having a high-end console and a high-end DVD machine.
SO instead of having the XBox be a high-end DVD machine and a game machine, it's just a game machine that will play DVDs if you fork over fifty bone... still, it is an essential piece of hardware for XBox owners.
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