[mythtv-users] Running XBMC on an Xbox as a MythTV frontend

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 13:55:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 7:04 AM, Christian <CvB at kruemel.org> wrote:
>> Is an Xbox a viable frontend for watching Live TV?
> I'm using XBMC (on Linux, not an X-Box) also to watch live tv. You need to
> figure out for yourself if this is "viable" for you, but at least it's
> working.
> Regards, Christian
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The original Xbox is a 733MHZ P3 with (I think) 64MB RAM. Granted, it
has one sole purpose so it's speedier than a comparable PC, but
regardless, it's too slow for anything other than standard def
content. If you want HD you'll need to run XBMC on something beefier -
The AppleTV with the new Broadcom mini PCIe chip allegedly can handle
HD but I haven't tried it yet.

If you want to use XBMC as your Myth frontend do a search for the
native mythtv:// support. It works great on my Windows box for both
live TV and recordings, although I'm not sure if commercial skipping
or scheduling recordings is supported.

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