I stopped up past midnight yesterday for one specific reason, the launch of the Xbox Live Video Marketplace. This was touted as the chance for the Xbox to be used as a true media hub with the ability download high definition movies straight into your home, a great chance for me to use all 1080 of my p.
This morning, however, already grumpy from the fact that I haven’t had enough sleep, I find myself very annoyed at the fact that my Xbox has done the equivalent of eat roughly £3.50 of my money and I have nothing to show for it.
Out of the slim selection on offer at launch, Ali and I decided to download the first Harry Potter film. I set this going not too long after midnight and went to bed, allowing the 6.7GB to stream to my box whilst I slept. True, all the bytes seem to have arrived but rather than given the ability to watch them I am basically told the file is corrupt and unusable. “Incomplete”, according to my dashboard.
I am now left with a large portion of my hard-drive taken up with crap and I have no ability to re-download because it is a classed as a one-off rental.
This is an awful first experience and considering the file managed to transfer in its entirety I see no reason why it should suddenly fall over at the final hurdle; it is safe to say I will be attempting to have “words” with someone today.
How’s everyone else finding it?