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Poll: Who uses XBMC as their main Dashboad?

Who uses XBMC as their main Dashboad?

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#1 uthaside12902

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:28 AM

This is my first poll, but i am just curious to how many people use XBMC as their dashboard! I think its better as a dashboard then just using it as an App!

#2 pike

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:55 AM

Me thinks results will be slightly biased. But you'll know how many XBMC users use it as a DASH, not how many XBOX owners pop.gif

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:02 AM

It depends on what hard drive I have in. If it is my muisc or my movie hard drive then I use XBMC. If it's my games hard drive then I use UnleashX.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:05 AM

I use xbmc for the hell of it.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:06 AM

XBMC all the way.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:07 AM

I use Avalaunch because of Qwix and Speed-Boost during FTP.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:07 AM

I swear, unleash has to be the most popular dash! It places high in every poll, even in biased ones like this one.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:10 AM

QUOTE(incognegro @ Aug 7 2005, 10:18 PM)
I swear, unleash has to be the most popular dash! It places high in every poll, even in biased ones like this one.

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I used it for awhile, because you can download game saves straight to your Xbox.

#9 Waltzin

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:41 AM

i use evox, i tried xbmc as my dash but in game reset didn't work so i changed back.... guess my bios doesn't support it

just wondering - what is qwix and speed boost? is it built in to avalaunch or is it a separate app?

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:33 AM

i use Evox as my default, for games, and hombrew, etc. and i use XBMC for video, music, movies, images, etc. if i boot to chip it goes to Evox, hold down right trigger i get XBMC tongue.gif

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:34 PM

I used to use Unleash, but I found that XBMC was personally better.

I switched to XBMC about a year ago, and have been using it ever since.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(Waltzin @ Aug 8 2005, 09:52 AM)
i use evox, i tried xbmc as my dash but in game reset didn't work so i changed back.... guess my bios doesn't support it

just wondering - what is qwix and speed boost?  is it built in to avalaunch or is it a separate app?

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Qwix is a game manager for windows. It's proprietary. Speed boost is a non-standard FTP extension built into Avalaunch. In theory it could work with any dashboard, but Qwix detects it by checking to see if the dashboard is Avalaunch and won't use it otherwise. There are other features of Qwix that disable when you're not using Avalaunch, for instance the installed game list.

Other clients implement speed boost, but I can't be arsed to look up which ones, nor if they detect it in a better way than checking to see if the dash is Avalaunch. Any client that says it supports 'Avalaunch features' probably supports speed boost (Avalaunch's other FTP feature is to offload querying some of the .XBE information to the server side, preventing wasteful downloading of .XBEs; to my knowledge, anything that implements this also implements speed boost).

Speed boost works by batching all the file upload requests in one burst at the start of the upload, rather than one before each file. This can improve your upload speed significantly when uploading thousands of small files; it's negligible when uploading files larger than a megabyte or so.

#13 JayDee

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:55 PM

An old poll on the x-s main page (over a year ago) placed XBMC @ ~25-30%

The majority had Evo-X (not strange as most cd/dvd installers one year ago only had Evo-X, but very soon all those we are used to now came).

Dashes as MXM etc are getting forgotten by alot of newcomers and that is realy a shame....

Evo-X is perfect to begin with, but many switch after just a few days/weeks/months.

I seldom play games on the XBox, so Unleash-X gamemanager etc aint realy intresting for me personaly, and as i play mostly music and videos XBMC is a very natural choice for me. (Especially as i update and play with it on almost a dayly basis) tongue.gif

EDIT: Mixed UIX and Unleash-X For a seconds...

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Edited by JayDee, 08 August 2005 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2005 - 04:14 PM

XBMC as my only dash all the way

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:51 PM

I use evox as my main dash but I use xbmc as an app very often. I like evox becauseof the IGR. I would switch them but I guess I don't really care enough to do anything.




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