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Well a friend of mine offered to sell me his rarely used Original Xbox for $30 with all the games and controllers and stuff like that. That's a fantastic deal, but I don't care about the games, I want to use it as an HTPC. However, I'm not exactly sure how I would go about modding the thing to run XBMC. I know it's possible, I've seen it somewhere, but it's probably a huge hassle.

So my question is are there any alternatives? I really don't want to spend more than $60, and I want to keep my media on the box itself. If I wanted to stream it I'd just use my Xbox 360 or PS3. I have external Hard Drives I can use too, and a modded Wii if it's possible to watch movies from external HDDs on that.
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I use a 360 as a somewhat HTPC in my boys room. I use DLNA to share movies, music, etc from my actual HTPC. It works fairly well. You could also use the media extender but I found it was slow and it must be open on the PC.
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I use a 360 as a somewhat HTPC in my boys room. I use DLNA to share movies, music, etc from my actual HTPC. It works fairly well. You could also use the media extender but I found it was slow and it must be open on the PC.

Yeah that's why I don't really want to use my 360 anymore for streaming media. There's like a half second lag time between everything.
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Try a DLNA server. I use Mezzmo but I'm sure WMP would work as well.
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