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Xbox cannot run WinXP properly and runs older versions very very slow . Linux runs great however . Now as for using it as an HTPC , it is already being done [to some extent] by some .

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And with the price of AMD XP's and motherboards it's not even all that cheap compared to a low end HTPC system... :cool:
 

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Hmm, I get an XBOX for ~$150. I guess an additional ~$80 for mod chip and HDTV cable.


Is anyone using this as their primary DVD player? 540p or 1080i yet? Is the picture as good as Radeon?


I had a GeForce2 back in the day, but 8 bit DACs (or whatever was the cause) resulted in "bands" instead of fine gradual shades. I don't want to go back to that. (XBOX uses nvidia graphics.)


I like the more standalone DVD player feel of the XBOX, than a traditional HTPC.
 

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Don't waste your time with the Xbox as a DVD player if you are looking for quality.


I have an old Toshiba 1200 interlaced player that displays better pq than my modded Xbox.


Even the hack to make the Xbox a progressive player results in a lot of problems. Such as blocks being displayed in large same color sceens.
 
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