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