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Microsoft brings Netflix streaming to the Xbox 360

Looks like the rumours where true, Microsoft are enabling Netflix streaming straight in to the Xbox 360. It would be nice to see an smiler official solution for Media Center users. Details from Engadget: After months of speculation and rumors, Microsoft just announced that it’s partnering with Netflix to allow…

Another week and another rumour about Xbox 360 and Blu-ray

Another week and another site claims that Microsoft are working on a Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive. Chris Lanier explained his thoughts on this weeks Media Center Show why he thinks we will never see a Blu-ray drive on the Xbox 360. Chris makes some great points about cost, audio output…

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Xbox.com advert for the Xbox Media Center Extender functions

There is a nice advert for the Extender functions of Media Center on Xbox.com showing how the Xbox can be used for home entertainment.  It’s good that Microsoft are highlighting the Extender function of the Xbox. With it being it being on Xbox.com it’s targeting existing Xbox owners which is…

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Xbox 360 Arcade drops below &No.163;149

If your after a cheap Extender for Windows Media Center and can put up with a bit of fan noise then the Xbox 360 Arcade is now a very attractive. Digital Spy are reporting that Tesco and other UK retails have started offering the Arcade for £149 and for use…

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Video: Comparing The Xbox 360 with a Linksys DMA2100

I was about to packup the Linksys DMA2100 and unbox the 2200 when I thought it would be interesting to compare the Extender function of the Xbox 360 with the Linksys DMA2100. So with both extenders connected up to my TV I made a side by side comparison of the…

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Microsoft’s Bluray problem

Chris Lanier has an interesting post on the problem Media Center is going to have with HD content now HD-DVD looks in trouble. Read Chris’ post for the details but it boils down to the fact that Microsoft has betted on HD-DVD and will not want to write support for…

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UK, Ireland, Canada, France and Germany Get Xbox 360 Movie Downloads

As mentioned last week Microsoft’s Xbox Live movie download is available today in UK, Ireland, Canada, France and Germany. There are 27 movies at the moment with more promised soon. According to Gizmodo "Standard definition movies will cost 250 Microsoft Points (£2.13), while HD movies are priced at 380 (£3.23)…

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Xbox video-on-demand confirmed for UK

Microsoft have confimded that it’s Xbox Live Video on demand service has is coming to the UK. It’s been something I have been waiting to come to the UK (along with the Zune) for some time and it’s great to see Microsoft rolling it out to the UK. The HD…

&No.163;199 Xbox 360 Makes Great Extender

Microsoft have launched the Xbox 360 Arcade pack which makes for the cheapest way to Extender Windows Media Center. The new Xbox pack contains a HDMI equipped Xbox 360, a 256mb memory unit and 5 arcade games. It does not have a hard disk but to be an extender you…

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Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox – Smarthouse

According to Smarthouse Microsoft are working with Toshiba on a new Xbox that will be positioned as a Entertainment hub.  The report says the new devices will include a HD-DVD drive, hard drive and possibly dual TV tuners with EPG. This all in one device would have its own Media…

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