23 November 2007

Media Center selection update

My latest thinking is that I will probably buy either a Sony PS3 or Microsoft XBOX 360 as a Media Center. The real issue is going to be DIVX/XVID support. There are rumours that both Sony and Microsoft have finally recognized that support for these codecs in their player firmware is important to some customers. Sony has apparently added a patch in the latest firmware to support selection of this type of file -- but there is no firm date on when it will be able to play them, so I will wait until that turns up before making a decision.

Also of some interest is whether NAS storage (e..g, SAMBA mount) could be used with either system. We'll see....

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