Xbox 360 - A Low Cost Media Extender?
With recent announcements about the Playstation and next generation Xbox it looks like prices have been marked down on Xbox360s in the last 48 hours.
Infact both Amazon.com and Walmart.com have the Xbox 360 Arcade Spring 2010 Bundle
(with base console, 1 controller, and 2 games) with a $50 gift card for $149. I guess you could basically say you can get an Xbox360 for about $100.
Last night while I was doing some grocery shopping at my local Super Target I found it also had the Xbox 360 Spring Arcade Bundle, but for $130 + a $50 Target gift card. I decided to go ahead and grab one. If you back out the $50 Target giftcard (which is just as good as cash for me) I basically got a Xbox360 for $80 + tax. Add a $20 Xbox360 remote and you have a $100 media device.
The Xbox360 could be used :
1) As a media extender for a Windows Media Center box elsewhere in your home. You could use it as a device to stream tv or recorded shows from a media center system to another room.
2) As a internet device for Netflix. Have a NetFlix account? If you connect the Xbox360 to your internet connection you can use your Netflix account to stream movies/tv shows to any TV.
3) Recent reports suggest Hulu support is coming out for Xbox360.
I figure my wife and I use our new Xbox 360 so we can watch some recorded TV in our bedroom. All we will need is to add a network connection in the bedroom.
Any other uses for a $100 Xbox 360 other than playing games?
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