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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DonJ, Feb 15, 2003.
What do you think of using the Xbox for DVD?
I think it's ok for a spare DVD player or in a non HT setup. But I wouldn't recommend it being the main player in a HT.
Don't. If you have a 27" TV, fine. Go for it. If you have a HD big screen I wouldn't. My buddy uses his for DVD's on a Panny 53wx42 and when I watch a movie its terrible, everything has a green hue in dark scenes, and just terrible pq. I didn't even bother getting a DVD remote for my XBOX, well that and I have 2 much much better DVD players the way it is.
picture quality is terrible, and you only get 3 months warranty, testament to the relatively poor build quality...
besides, there is a fan, which becomes more than annoying during quiet passages. I wouldn't use the XBox as a DVD player, especially when there are way better alternatives at around $100...
When our HTPC wasn't working great, we used the xbox for the dvd player. Watching a few movies on that got me motivated enough to fix the computer, as the picture quality is pretty darn bad on a bigger TV. On anything 27" or smaller, it would probably be fine.