The Xbox 360 hardware should be seeing an update in the near future. The rumor mill has started to propose that the HDMI connection is coming to all platforms. That means that the Core & Premium bundles should be receiving HDMI. On top of that those of us who have waited shall also see production of the 65nm cpu and new motherboard with better cooling.
According to sources, Microsoft wants to cut through all their existing inventory of hardware. They will then quietly “soft launch” a new version of the Core and Premium hardware in late August or September *i bet later* that will include an HDMI port. I mean why would microsoft still manufacture 2 different types of motherboards. It’s also expected that this new hardware will feature the 65nm process for the CPU and quieter DVD drives. The new hardware will ship in boxes very similar to what we saw on store shelves now, but there will be a small “call out” on the box so you know you’re getting a system with the HDMI connection.
This makes sense. We can expect the 65nm machines to launch any time now, and with the launch of the Halo-edition system only the Cores and Premiums will lack the HDMI, this revision will make the connection standard. We also know Microsoft will be fixing the heating issues that caused their costly warranty extension, and bundling all these updates into one product moving forward would be a smart move.