I got back from the
Anyway … whilst over there is picked up an Xbox 360 from my mate Jezz. He brought it over from
The voltage was important to me for a couple of reasons. The power supplies on the 360 are not switching i.e. they don’t do 110-240V, so you would need a step down transformer. These are big and clunky. There are some Xboxs that are from the
Personally i think the way to go is to get one from
I got PGR3 with it … again … very very very sexy stuff.
But what i was really waiting for was to try out the Media Center Extender. I got this all set up in my lounge last night in about 10 mins. It really is so basic. Step1: kick setup off on the xbox, Step2: download and install the MCE PC add-on, Step3: Run through the PC Setup wizard … done.
I was watching recorded & live TV via the 360 less than 10 mins later! So the Xbox will be going with a second TV in the bedroom (sounds stupid but i want to watch satellite TV in there + recorded shows).
I only have 1 tuner card + sat box … so there are some limitations on who can watch what channels. Here are the 3 scenarios i tried out last night:
- Xbox and TV watching same channel at the same time.
- Xbox watching recorded show and TV watching live TV
- Pausing the Playing live TV on Xbox
- Playing music and photos on Xbox while TV watching live TV
I had limited time last night to play … so will be doing some more tonight.
For someone who had made the leap into a