I’m not thrilled with the quality of VGA out, but I was able to drag MCE to the second monitor (45 inch LCD TV). DVI is a no-go.
The Ferrari laptop (right) supports DVI out and I was hoping… x700 Mobility Radeon with 128 megs memory —
I’m really enjoying the Media Center Extender functionality of my new Xbox 360. Last night I was watching Crimson Tide (one of my favs) on the MCE Always Ready computer in my bedroom. Couldn’t keep my eyes open so paused it and grabbed eight hours sleep. This morning, I finished watching the movie with morning coffee in my living room. Resumed from right where I’d left off. Here you can see that I’ve selected the Media Blade on my Xbox 360 and the connection is automatically made to the host MCE 2005 machine. I select Crimson Tide from the list and am offered the option to Resume (yeah!). The quality is stunning streaming over my wireless network.
The Xbox 360 rocks. I spent much of Black Friday playing this awesome game. The graphics at 720p are cinematically gorgeous. These games are tough to photograph as they are dark and swift, but here are a few shots that aren’t too bad. (Oh, and I got a blue faceplate for the console itself).