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Old November 19 2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Things to do with an xtra Xbox360

I have a spare 360 and would like help finding a way to re-purpose it. It doesn't matter how technical it is-I just want to find another use for it.

"Give it to me." is not a viable reply and, yes, I already have a doorstop.

Any serious help is appreciated.
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Old November 19 2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Re: Things to do with an xtra Xbox360

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I have a spare 360 and would like help finding a way to re-purpose it. It doesn't matter how technical it is-I just want to find another use for it.

"Give it to me." is not a viable reply and, yes, I already have a doorstop.

Any serious help is appreciated.
Any friends you could let borrow it?

After I ungraded to an Elite I let my girlfriend use my old one, though she doesn't use it near as much as I did.
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Old November 19 2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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Store it until your other one RRODs?
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Old November 19 2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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Store it until your other one RRODs?
That's kind of what I did, but in end, I ended up selling both of them. And it turns out the "backup 360" that I sold to a friend ended up RRODing before the refurbished unit did.
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Old November 19 2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: Things to do with an xtra Xbox360

put XBMC or whatever they're calling it now . . . turn it into a media server
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Old November 19 2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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^don't think XBMC works on the 360, only the orig. Xbox (I think?)
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Old November 19 2008, 07:58 PM   #7
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put XBMC or whatever they're calling it now . . . turn it into a media server
This is the kind of thing I'm looking for. Just one question: What the heck are you talking about?
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Old November 19 2008, 07:59 PM   #8
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put XBMC or whatever they're calling it now . . . turn it into a media server
This is the kind of thing I'm looking for. Just one question: What the heck are you talking about?
http://xbmc.org/

It's a super slick media center mod with codecs galore.

But again, it only works with a modded Xbox (original, not 360) so I don't think it applies to you.
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Old November 19 2008, 08:00 PM   #9
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Re: Things to do with an xtra Xbox360

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put XBMC or whatever they're calling it now . . . turn it into a media server
This is the kind of thing I'm looking for. Just one question: What the heck are you talking about?
http://xbmc.org/

It's a super slick media center mod with codecs galore.
How's it rate against TVersity?
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Old November 19 2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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Not sure, but it was super well received (back when Xboxes were popular - I think it's kindof dying off in the days of 360 and dime-a-dozen Media center platforms like Apple TV, WMC, etc.)

I think it was quasi-legal in that it requires a modded Xbox, which I believe does technically violate the EULA, but whatever ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBoxMediaCenter

ETA: Ahh, Tversity does run on 360 - so that's a great option for the OP for his extra console

http://tversity.com/
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Old November 19 2008, 08:06 PM   #11
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Re: Things to do with an xtra Xbox360

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Any serious help is appreciated.
Flog it on eBay and buy some new games with the proceeds? Easy & practical! Not very technical though, I admit.
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Old November 19 2008, 08:07 PM   #12
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Xbox Media Center does indeed require a modded Xbox. Once I bought my 360 I stopped using my original Xbox online so I didn't care about the EULA. Luckily for me I had a copy of Mechwarrior which contains an exploit that allows other software to be installed via a hacked saved game.

With the 360 locked down a lot tighter than the Xbox ever was, the developers of XBMC have started projects to create a XBMC Linux distro and versions that run on Windows and Mac OS X.
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Old November 19 2008, 08:09 PM   #13
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^Okay, thanks. I know XBMC technically required Orig. Xbox but I didn't take the time to google around to see if anybody had successfully plopped it onto a 360, which would've required some creative tricks.
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Old November 19 2008, 08:22 PM   #14
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^No, there's no chance it would work. Microsoft have done a good job keeping homebrew off the Xbox 360. It's not really necessary anyway since the 360 has no trouble playing many popular video formats (WMV, DivX, XviD, MP4 etc).
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Old November 19 2008, 08:26 PM   #15
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If an Xbox RRoDs and it gets repaired, what are the chances it RRoDs again? Because my old Xbox got repaired under the warranty and I want to sell it, but I don't want to sell someone a lemon.
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