Xbox 360 owners should be seeing an improvement in color on their game console today. In a new update on the Major Nelson web site, Microsoft's Larry Hyrb revealed that a new update is now available to download for all Xbox 360 users that will fix an issue that started appearing after Microsoft released the massive Xbox Dashboard update in December.
After the Dashboard update, a number of Xbox 360 owners said they experienced washed out colors while watching video playback on the console. Microsoft at first seemed to ignore these complaints but a few weeks later admitted that they were aware of the issue and were working on a fix.
In today's Major Nelson post on the newest Xbox 360 software upgrade, Hyrb stated:
This update will increase performance and is part of our continued effort to provide the best possible Xbox LIVE experience. In this update, we are providing a fix to a color issue that some were experiencing, and it will be immediately notable in the dashboard. The fix is also being applied by partners to their apps on Xbox LIVE, which we expect to roll out over the coming months.
While the video color problems may have been fixed, some users have also complained that the Xbox Dashboard update have caused videos designed to be run at 1080p resolution to be scaled back to run at 720p. So far, Microsoft has yet to deal with this video resolution bug.