Put your old Xbox to good use as a Media Center Extender


I was one of the lucky ones who received their Xbox 360 on day 1. Right away I knew that I wasn’t going to be doing much looking back short of running Halo 2 through backward compatibility mode. I sold all but five of my original Xbox games, but kept the system itself because I had a good use for it.


The Xbox system functions as a great non-HD Media Center Extender! I hooked it up on a TV downstairs and have been using it to stream music and TV downstairs when I’m working out.


It’s even a price competitive offering with other non-HD extender devices. The kit costs $30 and the original Xbox can be found for ~$100. And this extender will even play games! Not a bad deal.

Comments (3)

  1. J.P. says:

    yeah…but no hd 🙂

    So when all the TVs at home are HD, this will just become annoying. 🙂

    But for non-hd tvs, sounds like a good deal though.

  2. Kevin says:

    But it would be great if you could use standard xp pro and not need media center edition

  3. MSDNArchive says:

    J.P. I bet it’s going to be a while before every TV is HDTV. 🙂

    Kevin: Agreed.