[ubuntu-uk] Media Centre Advice

Stephen Garton sheepeatingtaz at gmail.com
Tue May 11 14:25:51 BST 2010


On 11 May 2010 14:18, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Dan Fish <dan at fishms.org> wrote:
>
>> I'd certainly vouch for XBMC on a revo. I'm using a 'generic' windows
>> MCE remote from Maplin with it. Watching 1080p with no probs and the
>> wife and kids are very happy with it. I experienced a few 'quirks' on
>> setting it up but there's loads of info on the web - one tip that took
>> me ages to find - you need to turn off compiz or you get vertical
>> tearing on some videos.
>
> For what it's worth, I'm running XBMC on an actual Xbox, as in, what
> it was originally designed for. :¬) It works beautifully, was quite
> easy to set up - it only requires a softmod, it wasn't necessary to
> open the case - and the hardware was free. The bits to mod it cost me
> about £12 on eBay.
>
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That's a fair point, I also used to run XBMC on an original xbox. I
paid a guy on ebay £25 to mod and install XBMC for me, and the xbox
also only cost me £50 from ebay ~4 years ago! I moved to a PC-based
solution as I wanted to use it as a general file server for the house
as well. The xbox still works just fine - My mum & dad have it set up
in their living room now!

Steve Garton
http://blog.sheepeatingtaz.co.uk



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