babylou: At least you're honest about it.
EL: Not completely accurate without pouring down some serious funds and using an IRC Client.
Xbox Media Center can do it at 480p. 720p and 1080i are too much of a strain to upconvert the video on the xbox's 733mHz CPU. Can't be done without swapping out core hardware, and you can figure out the costs behind that.
The snag is, XBMC does not support DVD menus it would be video only. Not the most convenient or versatile setup, that's for sure.
You're never going to get more than 480p playback out of it at best, and again, you may as well just buy a seperate unit anyways that can do more, for less money and worlds less hassle.
This Xbox Media Center requires a modded Xbox and an IRC client. You can get this done at Jordan's website above or www.modordie.com.
Tons of other places out there, but you really need to be careful! And once you do this, adios warranty and any customer support whatsoever.
Again, this becomes an expensive hassle in rather short order, as you're essentially going to make the Xbox a completely different machine altogether.
The botton line to it is: It's not a kick ass DVD Player and never will be. It CAN be made into a kick ass Media Center, if you're that interested in it.
The draw of the Xbox Media Center is that it streams virtually ANY and ALL kind of media, ever across SMB. Take that anyway you like it. I'm afraid to elaborate anymore because I don't want to break forum rules.
Basically the Xbox becomes a network central hub.
You can have everything hosted on various computers on the network
and use all of it on the xbox.