Some people have thought that I am the only one having problems with the Xbox 360’s DVD player, but the reason I assumed it was the Xbox’s fault, was that others have been reporting less than stellar preformance from it.
I’ve thrown a few discs at it, with mixed results. The good news is that it is a progressive scan DVD player, and so far it has played every burned DVD I’ve thrown at it. The bad news is the video quality just isn’t that great. On Episode 3 it looked decent, but my Samsung progressive player blew it out of the water. On other discs I noticed so very apparent dithering and artifacts in the black areas of the screen.
While it’s a nice bonus, don’t expect this to replace a good DVD player in your home theater.