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Microsoft Confesses that the NXE can Pooch Audio Output

Microsoft Confesses that the NXE can Pooch Audio Output

Microsoft has a long legacy of products that like taking extended dirt naps. This critical design flaw has been evidenced by the rash of Red Ring errors that are unleashed with every major update to the Xbox 360. When the New Xbox Experience was released, we expected to hear more of the same, but were shocked to see that for the first time, it didn't seem to be much of an issue. Instead, it looks like they may have kicked off a radically different problem, involving the accidental muting of the console, post-update. Destructoid has looked into these new problems:"Microsoft has confirmed that a number of Xbox 360s have had their audio output broken by the NXE, rendering certain HDMI-connected consoles completely mute. Apparently, there is a compatibility issue with the NXE's updated HDCP handshake which essentially means that an HDMI connection cannot be established. "While the vast majority of our users worldwide are enjoying the New Xbox Experience with no problems, we are aware that a handful of Xbox LIVE users are experiencing audio issues, and are diligently monitoring this issue and working towards a solution," Microsoft confessed in a statement. "We appreciate our members' enthusiasm and patience, and apologize for any inconveniences."" -- DestructoidLeave it to Microsoft to snatch failure from the jaws of success. Just when you think they have all of the problems worked out, another shows its ugly face. Now we all get to sit back and wait for the update. How long do you think it will take Microsoft to patch the problem this time? Read More

kombo Dec 2, 2008 | Comments