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  • Xbox as media center extender

    daSmirnov said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    It did, that's why its dirt cheap. Smiley
    And that's why you don't be able to find any HD DVDs in a little while... I am considering going with a Dell Studio Hybrid instead: it is not an extender, it is a whole PC, it come with Blu Ray and does exactly what I want, but it is a little more expensive.

  • Xbox as media center extender

    daSmirnov said:
    I use an Xbox 360, simply because I have one and its far cheaper than dedicated bits of extender hardware, especially in the UK.  Noise isn't that much of a problem, its not as loud as when the DVD drive is spun up playing a game.  Plus it does a whole lot more.

    Blu-ray would be nice.  But I'm not about to blow £25 for a film on BD-ROM.  When you can pick up 10 films on HD DVD and the drive for the same price. Smiley

    Not run into any codec issues, the 360 can play Xvid, Divx, H.264, WMV and everything else I've got.
    I thought HD DVD died...

  • Xbox as media center extender

    I am considering buying a media center extender and I am very tempted by the Xbox, but:

    1) it does not come with blu ray
    2) it is very noisy.

    If you own an Xbox, do you use it as an extender and what is your opinion? Any chances of new hardware coming out for xmas? Thanks for your comments.

  • Question about VHDs

    Bas said:
    Because it'll be virtualised and as such much slower?
    As I understand it, it won't be virtualized, just a vhd, why should it be so much slower?

  • Question about VHDs

    I don't know much about VHDs, except they are files that act as hard disks... If Windows 7 can boot from a VHD, why would you want to run the OS in any other way? To me VHDs seem so much easier to back up, move, etc. that it sounds like an ideal solution. Is that right?

  • Discussion group vs. Forum

    Ion Todirel said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    hmmm, is that something like delicious? if yes it's a bit tooooo late
    I don't think it is...

  • Discussion group vs. Forum

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    Same concept, different medium.  Microsoft newsgroups are NNTP newsgroups (meaning you can access them with any Usenet client, like Outlook or Thunderbird), while forums are a purely web-based medium.  The newsgroups have been around for a long time and quite a few users use them, so they're not going anywhere anytime soon.
    To me it feels there is lots of scattered information. I was on http://social.microsoft.com/">http://social.microsoft.com and I was hoping there was some reorganization going on. Anyone knows more about it?

  • Discussion group vs. Forum

    I was wondering why microsoft has both discussion groups and forums in its support page. Aren't they basically the same thing? Should they be?

  • tutorial about  c#

    The Express Edition Beginner Developer Learning Center is a great place to start. I've only had formal training in C, Matlab and random scripting languages and that is where I picked up most of what I know about VB.

    Enjoy!

  • Changing motherboard on Windows Home Server

    Maddus Mattus said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    Why don't you just buy some silent fans?

    Much cheaper then a whole new motherboard,..
    Silent fans? I did not know they existed. Do you suggest a particular model or should I just trust the maker that the fan is actually silent? Thanks for the suggestion, btw.