Comments on: The quest for the best Media Center Extender http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/ How good can it be, if it isn't HD? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.16 By: links for 2008-04-18 | MyHTPC.TV http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-718 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:06:07 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-718 […] The quest for the best Media Center Extender » Ben Drawbaugh I wasn’t able to order a D-Link DSM-750 for less than $300 yesterday, and after learning that my local Circuit City had the Linksys DMA2100 in stock for $249, I went ahead and picked one up. (tags: Vista MediaCenter Windows Extender) […]

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By: links for 2008-04-18 | MyHTPC.TV http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-719 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:06:07 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-719 […] The quest for the best Media Center Extender » Ben Drawbaugh I wasn’t able to order a D-Link DSM-750 for less than $300 yesterday, and after learning that my local Circuit City had the Linksys DMA2100 in stock for $249, I went ahead and picked one up. (tags: Vista MediaCenter Windows Extender) […]

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By: clivens http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-638 Sat, 19 Apr 2008 22:33:47 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-638 see this video from the uk, and he has a good site http://iandixon.co.uk/cs/blogs/extra/archive/2008/02/07/video-comparing-the-xbox-360-with-a-linksys-dma2100.aspx

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By: Project HTPC » Blog Archive » links for 2008-04-18 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-635 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:37:11 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-635 […] The quest for the best Media Center Extender » Ben Drawbaugh I wasn’t able to order a D-Link DSM-750 for less than $300 yesterday, and after learning that my local Circuit City had the Linksys DMA2100 in stock for $249, I went ahead and picked one up. (tags: Vista MediaCenter Windows Extender) […]

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By: Tyler http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-631 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:18:57 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-631 Get the Xbox360, so I can smoke you at COD4 😛

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By: ChrisW http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-628 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:26:42 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-628 I’d like to throw my two cents in…

I have a 2005 media center, with an HD-homerun (damn directTV hurry up) and 2 xbox360 as extenders. and I love them.

I know your concern is the sound of the console, but I really don’t even notice it anymore…

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By: Trent http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-626 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:41:04 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-626 Glad you enjoyed the link. I think you will be fine with the noise level and the ir control. Plus you also get to play COD4. Perfect!
That would be great if you did a comparison video with an spl meter and did it in HD!

I am sure you probably noticed our booth at EHX this year. I work for Life|ware. Next time you are at one of the shows, you should stop by and say “hey”.

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By: Dave Zatz http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-625 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:33:32 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-625 Xbox does a lot, but it’s big and loud. I rarely to never use it as an extender, but I love it for games and for the occasional movie download. I’ve also streamed Xvid from my Mac to Xbox as part of a BitTorrent experiment – worked rather well, though the source resolution wasn’t great.

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-624 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:26:58 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-624 Thanks for the link, watching now. I may need to pick up an spl meeter for my review and include a video like that one, but in HD and without the hiss. 😉

The way it seems right now, if the 360 is quiet enough and the IR works, I’ll end up going that route as I prefer the UI. Plus I can finally play COD4 which is the only game I’ve been missing since selling my 360 6 months ago.

Yes, I go to EHX Orlando, and CES in Vegas every year. I wish I could go to CEDIA too, but I don’t have enough days off from my day job.

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By: Trent http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/comment-page-1/#comment-622 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:12:05 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/2008/04/17/the-quest-for-the-best-media-center-extender/#comment-622 Ben,
Your setup should work just fine with the IR. That is quite funny about your Dell sweet spot. I also feel that you should hold back on the upgrade of your connecting block. It sounds like you pretty much have everything you need to have at least have 2 rooms covered.
Please let me know how you feel about all of the different extenders. I found this video on youtube comparing the Linksys and Xbox. It is rather long at 9 minutes and is using 50hertz and 60hertz. So it isn’t the best comparison, but it is interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poyubhQl9zw

Also, do you ever go to any of the trade shows like Cedia, CES, EHX, etc…? I think I heard in your podcast that you were at EHX. I was there as well this year.

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