QUOTE(FourTwentySmiles @ Sep 27 2009, 10:51 PM)
From someone who has done some skinning.........Things are the way they are. That is the best answer you are going to get. Before I started doing some skinning I asked for this and that, but most of the time, I was ignored or just "shot down". So........I learned to do what I wanted.
Things are moving to HDTV because HDTV is becoming the "norm". Is the SDTV going the way of the 8Track?........yes, but not as quickly. XBMC is moving towards HTPC because PCs ( and linux, and Apple) are much easier on Team XBMC to write code for,at least easier than consoles like the xbox. Besides, most consoles these days are already media centers..........why bother anymore? ( I wouldn't mind a good media center for my Wii though)
I am an Xbox user?.......yes. Do I like that they are moving towards computer builds?.......no. Am I going to quit using XBMC?........no. Will I find a way to be happy?..........yes. HDTVs are dropping in price everyday. The same HDTV that I paid 1100.00 dollars for 3 years ago can be bought for 500.00 bucks today.
These are things to think about. OR..........you could learn how to DEV on the xbox, and help Team XBMC keep the xbox alive. You could read up on how to edit a skin or DEV a skin of your own. It is a big world.......explore!
Yeah, they should've never made the "xBox Media Center" for Windows anyway! It already has Windows media player, DUUURRRR! If they discontinue the [xbox media center for the] xBox, well, that would just suck, and be really retarded. I can see linux maybe, or the apple thing that it works on also, because apple never does anything right, but not windows, and definetly keep it on what is going to actually go into your MEDIA Center, the xBox.
QUOTE(Excalibur007 @ Oct 7 2009, 03:36 PM)
Oh, and another thing... have you tried playing rhythm games on these HDTVs? Just try Space Channel 5 or the sequel on the Dreamcast. Even with a VGA adapter, the HDTV has to convert the analog image to digital and you get timing issues. Sure, with enough practice "maybe" you can get used to the delay in the display, but as for me -- no thanks.
I have very rarely actually seen lag in those games as a problem on a HD telly.
--- As a sidenote to all the HD notes that were mentioned here, HD has been around much longer than any of us think. Think of it, your old 1024x768 lcd monitor from 2000 or earlier was technically "768p" or "720p" because it is 768 sets of horizonal lines displayed in a way that is progressive. My 1280x1024 monitor from 2004 is more HD than many "widescreen OHMYGOSHSUPERAWESOME720PPPPPP 720p" television sets of today. Multiply it out:
My monitor: 1,310,720
All "HD" really is is a square aspect ratio monitor with the tops and bottoms chopped off. Imagine that.
I just love talking about this sort of thing, I don't know why. Just like that one guy likes talking about random buttons on game system controllers.
- 2 Bunny