[mythtv] XBox - MythTV
mythtv_list at entermix.com
Wed Feb 5 01:14:30 EST 2003
On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 12:50 AM, Ryan A. Carris wrote:
> Sorry if this offends, but I must be the only one who does NOT see the
> appeal in modding an XBox to work.
> It really is not cheaper than a decent system. I was able to buy an
> Asus AV266-VM, Athlon 1700XP, 256MB DDR, and Enlight Desktop case for
> $230 (http://mwave.com). You still need to add a big hard drive, tv
> tuner, keyboard and mouse, but you need to add these to an XBox also.
> Once you add in the XBox mod chip, the price is really the same. More
> powerful computers can be built for the XBox's price, and this will
> only be more true with time.
This mwave site is pretty cheap, you have a point. I don't need a
keyboard and mouse, anyway, I'll just telnet in.
> I don't think it is any better looking. For the past three years,
> I've had a couple different desktop cases painted black sitting under
> my receiver in my living room. Most people don't notice. My wife
> doesn't mind (the wireless keyboard on the sofa is more an issue). I
> think it looks very acceptable. The XBox on the other hand IMHO just
> doesn't look right next to my Denon receiver.
> Its definitely not easier. MS is trying very hard to make it
> difficult. I don't have time to screw with mod chips and any more
> hacks then needed.
> The only appeal I can see to an XBox is the novelty / challenge factor
> or some crusader idea of screwing microsoft.
There's always that.. but it initially was suggested because it's a
working machine for $199.
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