Update [Wed 31st May, 2023 09:45 BST]: On Twitter, EON has announced that the release date for its XBHD will, unfortunately, be delayed due to an "unexpected discrepancy in comparison to our approved prototype."
EON states, "We are working diligently with our manufacturers to resolve this discrepancy, however, this hiccup will unfortunately delay the product’s release date." That means, it won't be launching on June 20th, as originally planned.
You can find EON's full statement below. More information on the timing of this delay will apparently be available soon.
Original Story [Mon 22nd May, 2023 14:35 BST]: Hardware maker EON (the company behind the likes of the GCHD Mk-II and Super 64) has just announced its latest product, and it's going to be of particular interest to Xbox fans.
The XBHD is a plug-and-play adapter which translates the console's component video signal into HD with zero lag. It's capable of outputting at 480i, 480p, 720p and even 1080i signals and offers the added bonus of expanding the Xbox’s one available ethernet port to three, permitting a total of four systems to link up locally without a router.
No internal modification is required, and the XBHD doesn't need its own PSU, either. There are two HD ports as well, so you can play and stream simultaneously. Finally, there's a 3.5mm MiniTOSLINK jack for audio output.
To top it all, the XBHD is designed to complement the console's design and plugs in snugly on the back.
The catch? Well, all of this good stuff doesn't come cheap; the XBHD will retail for $189.99 / £149.99. It launches on June 20th, 2023. You can pre-order now with Castlemania Games and Games Connection.