Impressions on XBox 360 as a Media Center Extender Unit
sMoRTy71.com: Impressions: XBOX 360 & MCE 2005 Shawn Morton is out with his impressions on using your XBox 360 as a Media Center Extender unit and reports, “Overall, I am very pleased with how well the 360 and MCE box play together.”
“Video streaming to the XBOX 360 is awesome! I built a few HTPCs in the past few years and the XBOX 360-as-media-center-extender idea is brilliant. Unlike the HTPCs I built, this one worked without any tinkering with drivers or video card settings.
I have ripped about a dozen DVDs (the ones that I tend to watch a lot) to the Media Center box (look for a post about how to do this later this week). It is great to able to pull those up either in the bedroom on the Media Center box or in the Manroom on the 360.”
Shawn is not running HDTV (yet) and he is running on a wired not wireless network but I think that most people have been pretty happy with the set up so far.
I still have not been able to test it out because I still have not been able to get my hands on an XBox but I’m sure I’ll have a review out before Christmas this year!