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Verteiler verteiler at juro.at
Wed Sep 22 07:51:19 EDT 2004

Well I spent over 300€ for my mini ipx epia pc and with the xbox 
retailing at about 150€ at the moment there is a big margin for a mod 
chip ...
I would like to use the xbox primarily as a mythtv frontend, but do not 
want to give up the possibility of gmaing with ist.

What do you mean with "bells and whitles"?

Tom E. Craddock, Jr. wrote:

> Hey
> It depends on how much you want to spend. The modchips out there all 
> do the same /basic/ things, i.e. your able to flash a hacked BIOS to 
> any of the chips out there. Thats all your /need/, and in fact you 
> dont even need a modchip, you can do a softmod ( mod the xbox thru a 
> software glitch in some versions of Mech Assault and a 007 game). Do 
> you want to get a modchip? If so, Id recommend any of teh X2 series of 
> chips, the X2.6 is the most recent. I also use the SmartXX chips, 
> which have quite a bit more of the bellss and whitles than other 
> chips. The same people who make the X2s are comming out with the X3 
> this month as well, which also has alot of bells and whitles. Head 
> over to xbox-scene.com and check out ther reviews there. Read up on 
> what you want it to do (do you want it to be a game console as well, 
> or just a mythtv frontend) and then decide what, if any, chip you want.
> Tom E. Craddock, Jr.

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