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The Old Girl Is Still Going….

The old girl’s still got plenty to give. With hardware that’s now 10 years old you’d be forgiven for thinking the xbox classic’s time is up, however the old girl has still got plenty to give. True enough a lot of people now have HTPC’s, standalone media players or the latest games consoles to stream in true HD to their big screens. This however certainly doesn’t mean the demise of our trusty old xbox… Where else could you buy a media center that’s able to stream content from the internet (or locally) in a wide variety of formats, have an amazing library function, double up as an arcade machine and boot up in seconds? And all for the price of a couple of pints of beer! Yes these great warhorse machines can be picked up second hand for amazing prices, I know I’m not the only one to have picked one or two up for as little as 99p from a certain auction site.

So how do you use your xbox these days, are you still using it as your main media center? Obviously not everyone has an HDTV, in which case the xbox is still unbeatable but for those of us that do what happens to your xbox once you’ve upgraded to newer hardware? Personally I have one in every bedroom and also one in the shed (so I can sit in the garden and watch movies/football with a few beers in the summer). With a simple network connection (homeplugs are a great choice if you don’t like wiring) you can have all your media located on one dedicated machine and stream from there. Whether it’s a dedicated server, NAS or simply a PC you can store all media on that one device and then scan it all into your xbox libraries meaning thousands of movies/tv shows but only one large HDD needed. Of course you could just use the xbox to stream directly from the internet – how do you use yours?

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  1. gentoovps
    July 11th, 2012 at 00:15 | #1

    I use mine everyday and it is still my may media center. I came to get the new version of xbmc4xbox and appreciate everyone’s work.

  2. agp96
    July 22nd, 2012 at 00:14 | #2

    me to xbmc forever

  3. Tom
    July 25th, 2012 at 12:56 | #3

    I still use my XBMC XBox virtually every day (even though I now have an HDTV). Paired with my NAS server, it’s got a lot of life left in it. I have 3 XBMC XBoxes littered throughout the house (basement, living room, bedroom). I do see myself upgrading to a Zotac HD XBMC system in the next 4 months, though.

  4. halo
    August 13th, 2012 at 07:06 | #4

    i’m still using mine with internal hdd upgraded to 120GB. Stored with many children videos for my kids. XBMC still the best n i have this software in my i-devices and pcs.

  5. Aerion
    August 30th, 2012 at 13:10 | #5

    I still use my Xbox (one in the living room and one in the bedroom) with XBMC to stream videos from my NAS. I do have a HDTV but a lot of my movies are in SD. I’m also planning to rip my DVD collection so again that will be in SD.

    And, believe it or not, I still play standard Xbox games on my Xbox 😀

  6. Morbius9
    September 8th, 2012 at 19:04 | #6

    Ive just dusted off my soft Modded XBOX. After years on a PC running XBMC, I’m trying to re-connect my old XBOX to stream movies from UPNP. I have high expectations and still love my old XBOX. Thanks for everyone’s support of this fine piece of technology… -=R

  7. adamshumpisxxx
    September 10th, 2012 at 07:11 | #7

    I’m incredibly grateful to the developers and would like to thank them for their hard work. A 720p media center that plays just about EVERY audio / video format known to man (including subtitles)? A $100 maximum price tag to buy an Xbox and fully equip it with a modchip and a 500GB hard drive? A fully fledged retro video game emulator from the Odyssey to the PSX as well as arcade games? “Still Going” you say? “Still Going” my ass! She’s still greased lighting! All hail the Xbox and XBMC! Long may they reign!

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