Another console purchase guidance question.
February 16, 2009 4:59 PM Subscribe
Can an PS3/Xbox 360 perform most of the media functionality found on an original Xbox with XBMC?
posted by drpynchon to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
So I have an itch to get back into gaming and as it is I'm torn between the PS3 and the 360. I don't much care for the BR player functionality of the PS3 or Netflix on the 360 so that's off the table, however I'd love whatever I pick to replace my original Xbox with XBMC.
Currently, I have XBMC attached to a DNLA-capable 2TB NAS with my media (straight DVD copies, and Xvid/DivX avis, MP3s/FLAC, some photos). I love it, but do wish I could run h264 HD video.
Can either of the new systems fill in for the XBMC, and if not, where are they lacking (in terms of functionality, ease of use, interface)?
I'm essentially down to basing my decision on this, online play, and any trends in exclusive games I may prefer.