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1/4/11 1:02 P

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Sounds pretty cool.

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1/4/11 12:31 P

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We had our media stuff on the xbox, but now we use the PS3 for all our media stuff. We have a homemade DVR (computer with MythTV) to record stuff and it's connected to the PS3. We usually use Netflix on the Wii, though, because it's easy for my 3 yr. old to pick her shows.

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1/4/11 10:56 A

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I use bootcamp with VMware fusion.
I will check into making sure it is set up. I think that I have trouble getting the windows set up right with my media. I have been having a tough time getting it figured out.
I did see that connect software and used it. I just don't do the xbox/tv thing that much to spend the 20 bucks right now.

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1/4/11 10:39 A

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Yeah, I'm running off a mac too. On the mac side, I found the software Connect360 to work pretty well, but it costs $20. The trial was of it seemed to work.

Do you run bootcamp on the dual boot? From the Windows side, I open up the latest Microsoft Media Player and make sure I have all my stuff shared.


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1/4/11 10:11 A

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i have streamed to the xbox with mixed results. Sometimes it doesn't work. And I find it pretty confusing...Even though it seems easy enough!
Same with the PS3.
I think part of the problem is that I have a Mac (although I am running a dual boot with windows)

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1/4/11 9:52 A

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I also just figured out how to get it talking to my PC on the network too. So, I'll stream music from the PC to the Xbox while I'm playing games. I can also stream movies that I've downloaded and saved on my PC.

There is also a neat game on the Indie Game Channel, called Beat Hazard that is a shooter that works off of your music. You pick the song off of your PC or playlist and play it. The graphics and firepower, etc is based off of the music that plays.

The TV is still working pretty nice. I'll be watching a show, see someone is on and then go play with them, then go back to the show.


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1/4/11 9:42 A

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Pretty cool stuff.


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12/22/10 2:01 P

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Hey Yager, I heard Time Warner is supposed to be allowing ESPN on Xbox soon. Have you heard anything? Just last night I bounced around between the Federe/Nadal match, the UConn Women, and then a bowl game. They are also having a mini-game of picking wins for the bowl game and compare your picks with your friends list. Kind of a leaderboard. It is pretty sweet.


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12/22/10 1:48 P

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That's awesome. I have Time Warner right now. :(

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12/22/10 12:38 P

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That's super cool. Thanks for the info.

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12/22/10 7:14 A

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Nope, you can have either Silver or Gold upon install. One or the other is necessary. After installation, you don't have to have either for it to work.

It doesn't show up on the quick launch menu, so you have to go to the dashboard to launch it, just like last.fm or facebook. (I love that Netflix is in the quick launch menu).

It also comes with one of those Xbox Universal Remotes. So, not only can you control the TV, but you can use it with Netflix, DVD's, ESPN, etc.




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12/21/10 9:09 P

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Do you have to have a gold membership for it to work?

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12/21/10 1:27 P

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Well, yesterday was a pretty big day for me. I changed internet/TV providers and went with AT&T U-Verse. Something they just started doing, was offering U-Verse TV for the Xbox. Basically, you can use your Xbox as an extra receiver. You can launch it, just like you would launch Netflix.

Once launched, you can use it just like a regular receiver. It had On Demand, uses the DVR, or watches live TV. The best part is, you can see your friends online, chat with them, or pop over to play a quick game with them.

This is the first cable provider and first console to be able to offer this ability. Pretty exciting stuff.


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