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Originally Posted by CorkyFan View Post
The Xbox 360 has plenty of HD playback. After I sold my PS3 to my friend (well gave mostly since I only asked for $100), I took all my Blurays and converted themto 1080p mp4's and now I just play them off hard drive. It's the exact same quality!
yeah, but you need a HUEG hard drive for those, and seeing as xbox hard drive is proprietary...well you get the rest.
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Why is everybody bashing them?

Nearly everybody I know uses their xbox 360 for gaming and netflix.
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Wow guys...
an xbox 360 has these realy cool things called USB ports
and you can plug in a Huge USB hard drive into one of these

Now usb stands for UNIVERSAL serial bus (as in not proprietary...)

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V Ninja'd lol, Btw you can actually store games on a usb hd now, You just have to format it w/ ur xbox
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Originally Posted by venom55520 View Post
yeah, but you need a HUEG hard drive for those, and seeing as xbox hard drive is proprietary...well you get the rest.
Er you can plug any Hard Drive into the Xbox 360 of any size and play movies off of it. You've been able to do this for around 4+ years, I say that because I don't think it was a release feature but a large firmware update around a year after the 360 came out. I can plug a 2TB hard drive into my Xbox 360 and access all 2TB's of music, TV, and Bluray movies. I can also stream 1080p 5.1 audio movies from my PC to my Xbox 360 at the click of a button on my Xbox 360 (I don't need to touch my PC) using Windows Media Centre. It's great.

Edit-Also, you can add up to 2 additional 16GB hard drives to the Xbox 360 to store games and game content on as well.
post #125 of 178
The xbox is a family entertainment device, the PS3 is a blueray player with internet connectivity, the Wii is a workout supplement...

I guess the PC is the last true game playing machine. Or rather, it would be if we didn't have to go and ruin everything by being productive as well.
post #126 of 178
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Xbox 360 doesn't even have HD-DVD... PS3 is the only console with an HD disk playback option currently.
Ok granted you cant put a HD disc directly into the machine but it can still play 1080p mt2s files which is basically the contents of a bluray.

This can be done by using win7 and xbox 360 media centre extender,1080p mt2s files will play from the media centre Videos folder but wont play through Movies folder.
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post #127 of 178
Don't try to tell me a system which was designed for gaming isn't a gaming console. It's a gaming console with extras, but still a gaming console. Stupid microsoft exec think they have smart ideas.
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post #128 of 178
I bought my xbox cheap, solely for WMC as I was fed up with having to put movies on a USB and then into the dvd player. Since then I got rid of the extortionate rip off that is Virgin Media and it works excellently as a freeview TV recorder, recording straight onto my PC. I have since bought Kinect so now play games on it but as a media device I couldnt be happier.
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Yeah, Windows Media Center works great on it... Nice way to watch the pr0n collection on the big screen.
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post #130 of 178
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They are trying to forcibly mould a system that primarily made for gaming into something that it was not designed for through software updates and peripherals. It lacks so many features that a proper theatre system should have (e.g. Proper Full 1080P Resolution).
It kinda represents the route console gaming is going to go, though.

I for one will actually miss the days where gaming consoles where primarily that - for gaming. I hate modern consoles today, the more tolerable one of the three sytems is the Wii in my opinion. Nintendo have always kept to tradition.

When it comes to a multi-tool, nothing will ever beat the PC platform, unless the fat cats purposely dumb down it's features to give handicapped consoles (imo, media hubs ) a chance. And if this does happen, it'll be a very slow, gradual process to ensure it goes unnoticed.
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