Available now (handled by our partners BetaGamma Computing in Greece). Please allow for shipping and processing delays due to slow post in Europe. Please note that we can no longer accept mod/repair orders from UK customers (except NI).
All repair/modification work is carried out subject to our terms and conditions. Once you have placed your order, details of where to ship your hardware will be sent to your e-mail address. Prices do NOT include return postage.
The new version of XboxHD+ has been announced with “Project Stellar”! Click here to read more.
We will continue to offer installs with the old kits and Open Xenium until stock is exhausted. If you do not need the advanced features of Stellar then these kits will perform just as well as far as HDMI output goes and will be considerably cheaper.
Note – If you are not sure what revision your Xbox console is, please choose the 1.0 to 1.5 revision.
Purchase this mod and send us your original Xbox console and we will supply and professionally fit the XboxHD+ HDMI upgrade mod. At last, a true, pure digital video output mod for the original Microsoft Xbox. No more hunting for rare and bulky component video cables or making do with interlace video. Now you can output direct, digital video from the Xbox to your modern HDTV or monitor.
As part of this process we will also remove the heat sinks and apply fresh new thermal compound. This ensures optimum cooling for your classic console and will prolong its life. This is necessary in order to install the HDMI mod and will need to be done even if you have had the thermal compound replaced in the past. We will also replace the consoles clock capacitor if necessary.
Unlike other solutions, with XboxHD+, video is captured directly off of the pixel data bus from the consoles GPU. It is then digitally encoded, and sent directly to your display with no added external interpolation or frame-buffering for a crystal clear image with NO input lag. What’s more, XboxHD+ now offers advanced upscaling with interpolation, colour space, and overscan correction options!
The original Xbox had amazing audio for its time. The XboxHD+ also takes this into account with both Stereo and Dolby Digital audio captured from the Xbox’s digital SPDIF audio and output.
XboxHD+ was designed from the ground up to be the best possible solution for your original Xbox. Keep your classic console running in the HDTV era and ensure compatibility for years to come with this great upgrade.
- Pixel perfect digital video. Supports all official Xbox video resolutions. (480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, and 1080i)
- Video upscaling with interpolation options (linear and weighted bilinear)
- Per-game settings with direct integration with XBMC and XBMC4Gamers
- Crystal clear digital audio with Dolby Digital support *
- Firmware upgradable via the Xbox HDMI application
- CEC support
- No cut installation
- Option to force 480p. (force 480i games to run in 480p)
- Optional auto anamorphic widescreen for widescreen 480p content
- Light gun compatible when used with a CRT and a suitable lag-free HDMI to RGB transcoder
Q: Does XboxHD+ add lag?
A: No, that’s impossible. The XboxHD+ does not modify or buffer the raw GPU video signal in any way.
Q: Is a modchip required?
A: Yes. Patching the Xbox kernel is required to take full advantage of the XboxHD+. We will supply the required patched kernel as part of the installation. Under no circumstances will we assist in the using or obtaining of copyright materials.
Q: Is analogue video output removed?
Q: What about light guns then?
A: Light guns will still work if you disable upscaling and connect to a CRT via a suitable lag free HDMI to RGB transcoder, such as the HD Fury series. Note that House of the Dead 2 will only work with a light gun if your console is set to interlace output mode. This is a limitation of the original game and NOT a fault with the HDMI mod.
Dolby Digital support may not function correctly on certain combinations of custom BIOS and dashboard. This is under active investigation and expected to be fixed in the next firmware release. We have been unable to replicate this fault in our own tests. Dolby Digital has has been fixed in the latest firmware.
Please note – Xbox consoles often require servicing and replacement capacitors. We cannot carry out this mod on hardware that has underlying defects. If we find your Xbox has faults like this we will contact you and let you know the cost of the repair.
If you prefer to DIY fit your kit, please click here.