As a pre-curser to the Xbox 360 I have been looking at the Xbox Media Center Extender kit.
As it comes built into the 360 I have decided to beef up my PC with a TV card and get start using it as a TiVo style device when the 360 is out.
To check it would all work as I thought I looked on the M$ site for info on the version that is out for the origional. It does ALL the things I would want:
- View TV on xbox
- Pause/Record/Shedule TV from xbox
- Play videos/audio from PC (sadly it seems only MPEG/WM videos and not DivX etc are supported)
However, the FAQ:
Claims that the extender DOES NOT support HD video.
Which put me off BUT surely I mean SURELY the 360 version WILL allow for HD video AS all J Allard barks on about is the HD-ERA?
I assume (only assume) that the 360 version will eventually allow me to:
- View/Record/Etc HDTV from my xbox 360
- Watch HD-DVDs from my xbox 360 (from a HD-DVD in the Media Center PC)
- Watch HD-Video from my xbox 360
As well as all the other features the current xbox extender has.
If it doesnt do all of this fancy crap I may as well get a small form factor PC and use that as my Media Center rather than stream the Media Center GUI from my beefy/ugly-none-living-room-friendly PC right?
Does anyone know what is going down with the 360 version of MCEx???
Anyone else hoping to do the same please add
Edited by mkjones, 28 September 2005 - 06:25 PM.