XBMC + Xbox360 + Vista: Help me build a DVR.
January 5, 2009 4:41 PM Subscribe
Help make my own DVR. I have basic cable, an Xbox with XBMC, and an Xbox 360 in the living room, and a Windows Vista desktop machine in the bedroom. I want to be able to record shows on a schedule and watch in the living room. What's the best way to do it?
posted by iamisaid to technology (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
More about my setup:
I have basic cable straight from the wall outlet and don't use any type of cable box. There is a cable outlet in the living room and in the bedroom.
The Xbox has the latest version of Xbox Media Center, while the 360 is stock. Both are on my wireless G network.
The Vista machine does not have any type of tuner card, although I am open to installing one if needed (if so, a recommendation would be great).
I want to be able schedule recordings either via the TV or computer (doesn't matter), and ultimately be able to watch any recording on demand via the living room TV.
I'm guessing I could achieve this with the 360 and Windows Media Center on the PC, but are there any other solutions available using the hardware I have at hand? Or is that the way to go? Any suggestions appreciated.