[mythtv] XBox - MythTV

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Wed Feb 5 12:24:44 EST 2003

>From my research (and not first hand experience), the XBox is loud.  
However, Fan noise can be dealt with, especially with an AIW RF remote.
Just put it behind the TV.

My main concern is power consumption.  PCs are fairly expensive to run
for me with 5 TVs to support.  Especially if they run 24/7.  Linux
has gotten better in APM, but its still not great.  This is the one
blessing of the TiVo, it consumes about 1/3 of the power of my PC, but
then again, look at the processor (its a tradeoff).

I have also read the XBox DVD remote is supported under Linux.  Not
sure about the controllers themselves though.

> I agree with (and chuckled at) Michael's opinions on the aesthetics and
> size of XBoxes (Xboxen?  I hope someone shoots me if I ever say that
> aloud...), but they've got style in spades, compared to your basic beige
> (or even black) midtower.
> I've been considering a mythfrontend box for my main TV, but the things
> I've been most concerned about were noise and aesthetics.  Since the XBox
> conversation started, I've been thinking the aesthetics of the XBox would
> be adequate, but I was worried about noise.  I know the fan on my Gamecube
> can make noticeable noise (during quiet moments -- I've noticed it in
> Resident Evil), and was wondering if the XBox does the same.  Mubashir, any
> comparisons to standard noise levels?  For example, if you're playing a
> DVD, is it audible during quiet scenes?
> Also, does anyone know if XBox Linux supports controller input, and if the
> XBox has a wireless controller (RF, akin to Nintendo's Wavebird, which
> rules my living room), or a DVD-type remote?
> -Jeff
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