MonocularJack Monocular​Jack

Niner since 2005


  • Jeff Henshaw and David Alles - Xbox 360 and Media Center: Living room of the future

    BHpaddock wrote:

    I wish they'd stop pushing 802.11a.  It's ancient technology.

    I recommend users to buy "Pre-N" devices.  Way faster than g/a, way better range, and less interference.

    Interesting, were you having a great deal of troubles with g/a devices?  I've been running my MCE/Extender setup over a g wireless connection (my laptops, etc on the a), which includes watching Live TV and DVD's that are spinning on my computer two floors up and never had a problem.  That's with it sitting next to my wireless phone and also with my Sonos wireless network in the mix.

    I actually push 802.11a quite a bit because it's mature, stable, I've never had any problems with it and it's standardized.  I'm just curious what problems you were having since I've never had one and it's always good to know what to look for.

    BHpaddock wrote:

    Oh and Scoble, don't take HDTV advice from those guys.  A 720p native set like my Samsung DLP is the lowest you'd want to get.

    How does your DLP look when pumping SDTV through it?  I'm thinking of upgrading strictly for my 360 from a SD set but I don't watch TV enough to warrent paying $50/month for a HDTV so that leaves with with the few OTA and mostly SD.
  • Jeff Henshaw and David Alles - Xbox 360 and Media Center: Living room of the future

    <quote>One question that I have is whether the XBOX 360 will also stream the Live TV feed</quote>

        Yes, this is possible.  You can do it today with MCE 2005 + any extender, including the current Xbox (1) Extender.  It works great on my system and that is running over 802.11g by the way for those that say you can't have anything less than "pre-n" speeds for an acceptable experience.