For years now ive been using my old xbox as the main controller of my media (xbox networked to server). Ive seen the prices fall of 360s recently and was wondering just how good they are nowadays at doing the same thing as the old xbox did in terms of streaming.
I know when the 360 first came out everyone said is was not as good as the original but has it moved on since then ? TBH my kids are getting older now and a 360 would be great in the front room if, and only if, it were as good as the original at playing films coz thats its main use.
I know it plays avis coz ive tried it in my friends machine on a dvd-r but seeing as the old one ive got is used 90% of the time for streaming the new 360 would have to be on par, just be nice to have some newer games and stuff as well. Have got a PS3 but the streaming on that is nowhere near as good as the old xbox and can be very temperamental at times listing large numbers of titles.
So i was just looking for some thoughts from anyone who has had experience of both 360 and old one. Pro/cons of the 360 when used as a media machine ? Is it better to get a flashed one in terms of being able to mod it with a better mediacentre (if poss) ? Ive read that the 360 only streams from a streaming proggy like Media Player or Tversity at library level and not at folder level ? Can you set it up with the old smb:/ routine ?
Rep for anyone who spends the time enlightening me :-)