[mythtv] XBox - MythTV
micah at oregontech.net
Wed Feb 5 13:50:20 EST 2003
I think instead of utilizing a piece of microsoft technology for this
purpose. I would rather create from scratch a unit that will be just as
quit, do more for less. I believe it can be done.
--Linux Network Test Engineer
> 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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