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    Help me bridge the PC/HT gap!

    I need to get media files (2TB worth) from my PC to my 30 inch HDTV (widescreen) But I dont know of too many media streamers that suport all the flile types I need .

    Basicaly I'm looking for recomendations Got any?


    looking at http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=438

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    an xbox with xbmc does a very good job of being a media center

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    Quote Originally Posted by limpduck
    an xbox with xbmc does a very good job of being a media center
    as long as you already run MCE, and only use microsoft codecs

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    No... an original xbox, chipped, running Xbox Media Center... I've got the same setup. My xbox auto boots to XBMC, and works as a lovely, cheap, customisable media center. Running through component hi-def cables in 720p makes all the difference too
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    I use an softmodded Xbox as well, it was almost scarily easy. Though I unfortunately bought a 2nd hand 1.0 Xbox which is noisy as heck. I use one of the Pimped Releases of XBMC and some windows client that puts a gui on configuring all my XBMC network locations. I used to use the standard xbox remote, but I find my wireless logitech pad much more natural. I am not bothered with Live! or piracy for that matter so softmodding is fine by me. I was going to try and fix up my old 1.5 xbox as it has a failed HD, but that would mean a new HD+Chip and hassle. Where as I could buy another 2nd hand Xbox for £50.

    I hadn't mentioned before in the thread as I don't know how close using XBMC is to the taboo of piracy.

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    I use a snazio which works really well. Best quality I've seen from HDTV files, although when we're talking compatiblity some dodgy download stuff like GMC doesn't work.

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    Saw this http://www.rs100.co.uk/product_info....ecefa2123fca27 on Akihabara News today, looks fairly nice and lots of outputs.

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