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post #1 of 4 Old 01-03-2010, 07:38 AM - Thread Starter
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I am in the process of converting a Dell Precision T3400 into a HTPC. I just bought an XBox 360 and see that if I use Windows Media Center it can connect to and play the media recorded on the HTPC. So knowing that I can now keep the HTPC in a different room other than our family room!

What I'd like to know is can an original XBox also be used in this way? We have an old XBox that we arent using and I want to be able to have access to the PVR from our bedroom on the 2nd floor and this would be easier than builiding another PC for that.

Also, do the XBox's only work with MS Media Center (Im using Windows 7 Home Premium) or would they also work with something like Beyond TV 4? Thanks!
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No, it cannot. Media Center extender functionality is limited to the Xbox360.

This functionality is only supported with Windows Media Center.
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maybe not - but there's a lot of good links out there describing how to convert your old xbox into a pvr. just search for it.
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There are a lot of links that describe how to install XBMC on Xbox. That doesn't quite turn it into a DVR, but it can act as front-end for OTA or ClearQAM recordings on a PC.
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