[mythtv-users] First frontend only machine
kanetse at gmail.com
kane.tse at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 23:03:36 UTC 2005
On 4/26/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> After setting up MythTV and recording overnight I'm ready to start
> looking more deeply into what I'll eventually be placing at multiple
> (4-5) locations in the house. I could use your inputs on what some of
> the most reasonable alternatives are:
> 1) XBox with mods
> - What mods? Who's mod chip really is best?
> - Purchase modified XBox ready to go?
> - Software only mods for now? (no mod chip?)
The first softmod I did was tricky because there are so many versions
of the XBox (1.0 through 1.6) and various methods and installers that
can be used. Compounding all of this was the facts that the
documentation out there ranges wildly in terms of dates and that makes
it even more confusing.
But once you've done the softmod on one XBox, it gets much less
intimidating from there. The thing I like about a softmod is that you
can always revert back to an unmodified state without having to worry
about damaging anything inside the XBox. Even if you go wrong, there
are tools that will restore the HDD to a factory state.
However, softmods probably do take longer to apply than using a chip.
I've never soldered a chip myself. I've managed to get through the
Xebian install and the MythTV installation in fairly short order...
and my XBox can still be used to play XBox games too (except for the
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