[mythtv-users] Is there a good hardware upnp client?

Shanon Mulley shanonmulleyster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 02:43:12 UTC 2007

Thanks for your replies,

Yes - I am talking about the original xbox. Lack of HD isnt an issue
for now. Silly question - is an xbox media centre (I dont think I'll
try to put a mythtv frontend on it - just use upnp on it which I have
read works) much hassle to install? And maintain?

On 3/21/07, Craig Partin <cpartin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking into the same thing here.
> >
> > I'm tossing up between converting an xbox into an xbox media centre (I
> > beleive that has uPnP), or a dedicated media player, like the D-Link
> > media player (http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/460098470abb50a42742c0a87f9c06e4/Product/View/XH8230)
> >
> > I dont actually have an xbox at the moment, so I'll have to buy one -
> > I have done some investigations on ebay, and reckon the whole
> > excercise (xbox plus stuff to mod it + shipping) will cost at least
> > $150. The D-link media player thing will cost $350. I'm kind of
> > leaning towards the D-Link way, just because I'd like to have
> > something which just worked out of the box - I'm not sure if I want
> > another home-brew thing which may need maintenance. Plus, I have
> > little interest in the xbox for games.
> >
> > Has anyone else looked into this? Is an xbox much good as a media
> > centre/uPnP add on for myth?
> >
> It sounds like you may be thinking of the original xbox which will
> only play standard def programming and does not do upnp as far as I
> know.
> The xbox 360 does do upnp but is not fully functional with myth right
> now.  I believe there is some development work on it.  Hacks are
> starting to appear that would possibly allow linux to run on the 360
> so it may be possible to use it as a front end.
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