Just recently, Microsoft went on record that their HD-DVD drive will also support 1080p. And according to their HD DVD Explained, “This new accessory will connect to the Xbox 360 console with a USB cable”.
Did anyone at Microsoft bother to do the math on the amount of bandwith needed to transmit 1080p?:
- 1080i uncompressed: 1.3 Gbps
- 1080p uncompressed: 2.6 Gbps
- HDMI Maximum Throughput: 4.9 Gbps
- USB 2.0 Maximum Throughput: 480 Mbps
Am I missing something here?