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Xbox worth it for my needs?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by doctorjuggles, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. doctorjuggles

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    Ultimately I'll be building myself a Home Theatre PC sometime in the future, but in the meantime, my copmany is selling off some of our old Xboxes to staff for £45.

    I'm wondering if I should go for it and buy one to use as a networked modded home theatre server in the mean time, or should I just save my £45 and put it toward the HTPC when the time comes to build it?

    Remember that this console will be feeding into a 42" plasma, (non hi-def compatible,) so it'll need to be able to scale well enough to drive the plasma to a decent level, otherwise it's just a waste of £45. But it's a tempting prospect at that price, so advice on this is most welcome.
     
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    $64,000 question really. I suppose the problem comes where you define "well enough". I started out with a chipped xbox feeding my 36" CRT via component and found the pic quality to be acceptable. I think for £45 you could give it a go, you could always ebay the xbox if you don't like it.
     

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