Hey guys. I'm glad to see this thread in the CRT forum, even if it is OT. Maybe someone can help me out.
I've been looking for a solution to play .ts files on my CRT pj(s) and I had been considering the xbox 360. But since they're still pretty hard to get I hadn't bought one yet. Well yesterday I just happened to be in Tokyo, Japan and they've got them all over there so I decided to buy one. Duty free!
Now, I'm not all that PC savvy and I've been using a Mac at home for a year or so. So, I don't even own a PC but I figure I need one now
I'd like to do this "on the cheap" by using an older or hand-me-down PC if I can. In this scenario what is decoding the video files? The PC or the Xbox?
I guess what I'm wondering is what should the requirements (hardware and software) be for this PC? I don't really need a full blown HTPC, right?
Will I need a hub or switch to connect the PC to the Xbox? Or can they connect directly?
What other files will the Xbox be able to play? avi? mkv?
These are dumb questions, I know, and I'll greatly appreciate any patient advice on this.
Also, links to other forum threads are also appreciated. I read this forum almost exclusively but I'm digging through the Digital Media Servers forum right now. Not finding too much...