[mythtv-users] xbox recommendations
jack at webhouse.cc
Sun Jan 21 17:31:57 UTC 2007
Sorry if this has been discussed a bazillion times, I've done a bunch of
searching and while I can find a bunch of howto's, I haven't found much
in the way of "which is better".
After a bunch of searching I've decided to try an xbox as a frontend. On
impulse I bought an xbox for $100, turns out it's version 1.1 which is
I've done a bunch of searching on doing the softmod vs. a chip, but I'm
a bit confused on the best way to go. I THINK I want to go with a mod
chip, no need to track down a specific version of a game, deal with
special cables or replay boxes, moving savegames, etc. Perhaps it's not
as bad as it sounds? If I chip it, is it should be as simple as put in
the chip, boot up to the linux install and go? If I go with a mod chip,
which should I use? The DuoX2 seems to be the cheapest, but are there
If the xbox ends up being a good front end I'll buy probably 2 more and
do the same thing with them. I have no interest in playing xbox games,
I simply want to boot up the xbox straight to a mythtv frontend. If I
track down everything I need for the softmod I should then be able to
mod other xboxs without additional hardware. Can both a softmoded and
chipped xbox both boot straight to myth?
As for Linux, is Xebian the best?
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