[mythtv] XBox - MythTV
mythtv at cheema.com
Wed Feb 5 13:36:56 EST 2003
I have an Xbox and I cannot hear it at all, even during quiet moments.
I have to move my ear really close the box to be able to hear it.
And I consider myself to be very sensitive to noise. I have been joking
with my wife about moving the new refrigerator to the garage because
of its noise. :)
The xbox-linux page says that the gamepad controller is supported under
Linux. I do have an IR remote for the Xbox that is supported under Linux
also. I haven't tried Xbox Linux myself yet, so I dont know for sure.
Most of this information is from Xbox-linux FAQ.
On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 12:24:44PM -0800, usenet at wingert.org wrote:
> >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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