It's On: The Battle for the Digital Living Room
Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:34 AM
Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:05 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:49 PM
I'm very interested in setting up a "Digital Living Room" that includes streaming from a central location, network connections, etc.... but honestly? I wonder if it's worth the trouble. The 360 will only work with Windows Media Server (which runs you at least $180 for the OS!), the PS3 has one of the clunkiest interfaces I've ever seen (do I have to confirm every decision?? No quick deletes???), and the Wii? Well, not so online friendly, as most of you know.
I think the PC is still the best option for a digital living room, cause the game consoles are simply too restrictive for network use. But I'm not bothering with all that cause I'd rather be playing a game or watching a movie in my free time, rather than call tech support when the inevitable error/problem occurs during setup...
Posted 21 September 2008 - 01:39 PM
I have been streaming movies to my pc from netflix for sometime and it works very nicely and they have a good selection of movies that are free to watch if you have a netflix account of $9 dollars a month. The only drawback is you can't watch these movies on your HD TV in your living room. Microsoft and Netflix to the rescue! Soon we will be able to stream them to the xbox360 and use are expensive HD TVs again! I personally am very happy for this free perk of being an exsisting gold xbox live and netflix subscriber. Kudos to both companies involved!
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:43 AM