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    What XBox can do that Our Dreambox Cannot

    I really wants to know Why Dreambox can NOT act as an Media Center extender to my PC.

    Let me explain: I had a wonderful Screen Saver on my PC, So I thought I will google for using DreamBox (Connected to a Local LAN) to SIMPLY DISPLAY WHATEVER I HAVE IN MY PC on my Plasma TV.

    My Grandson has Xbox and he can do everything on the TV with his remote Game port.

    Why I cannot do this simple task on my Plasma?

    Can anyone help me with this "simple" request !!!

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    Re: What XBox can do that Our Dreambox Cannot

    One should always avoid questions that needs a "long" reply
    So to help nudge this post a little I will try to "answer myself" but hear I have you to stop me if I go wrong. Do not let me talk to myself for long.

    1. XBOX is a M$ product and it has a graphical interface. It's built-in software can produce GUI that can be streamed to a TV
    2. Dreambox even the 800x series has TEXT interface ( Ala DOS)
    3. Dreambox is Linus Based to interface with "windows" subsystem is not an easy job. Hence my post.
    4. This "simple" task that I asked for I ended up doing it this way:

    Used auto capture screen program to record the screen saver in action Resulted in an AVI file.
    I used VLCF to stream the file to my TV and asked for looping. Voila ...
    I still need to adjust the avi resolution and frame rate etc etc to get it right
    But at least I outline here my workflow little project

    Let us see some firing squads !!!!!

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    Re: What XBox can do that Our Dreambox Cannot

    dreambox cpu does not have enough grunt for DVD rips....:)

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