What do I want for my B-day?

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    Re: What do I want for my B-day?

    Post by shabbs on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:46 am

    Acrobat wrote:Which is better/easier/etc to stream and access media in general from - Xbox or PS3? so far, I just do it from computers, but it's a PITA when the younger kids want to access something. Ideally, I want something that's accessible, but also "lockable" so that I can restrict who can access what, and I should be able to stream music (including playlists, like iTunes), movies, and internet streams.
    I use a Gen 1 Xbox modded with XBMC. Freaking amazing and has a very nice, easy to use interface. If you can find an old Xbox, get it modded and add in a huge HDD. Hook it up to your home network and you're cruising. I access all my media like that (pics, movies, home videos, tv shows, audio files etc...). It comes with a ton of codecs. The only short fall is that it can't handle HD video. The interface and what not can be output in HD (720p or 1080i) but it can't play HD codecs due to the processing power needed.

    More info: http://xbmc.org/

    XBMC revived my old Xbox.

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    Re: What do I want for my B-day?

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:48 am

    This was supposed to be my B-day thread and what I wanted for my B-day. Stop bragging and making my Laptop feel bad Razz

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    Re: What do I want for my B-day?

    Post by shabbs on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:56 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:This was supposed to be my B-day thread and what I wanted for my B-day. Stop bragging and making my Laptop feel bad Razz
    HA! This has spiraled out into a techno thread.
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    Re: What do I want for my B-day?

    Post by Acrobat on Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:50 pm

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:This was supposed to be my B-day thread and what I wanted for my B-day. Stop bragging and making my Laptop feel bad Razz

    We said happy birthday, didn't we?

    ... (insert appropriate pause for appearances)

    Ok, so back to our conversation - how much does a modded Xbox cost? And is it worth doing that, or better to shell out for the PS3 (assuming it can do everything)

    (Cap'n - congrats again on your b'day and new toy! Hope you got it all working and are enjoying surfing the porn hockey sites)
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    Re: What do I want for my B-day?

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:05 am

    Belated B-day gift :D We just added our first Carolina fan :D 17 teams now for the GMHockey crowd.


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