Getting HDTV through your 360?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Support Archive' started by AzzidReign, Feb 4, 2009 with 11 replies and 385 views.

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  1. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign I don't do modded or money lobbies. NO GTA AT ALL! Administrator

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    Does anyone know how to do this? It looks like you can through the media center but I'm not quite sure how. I know how to stream everything onto my 360 but I'd like to know how to get HDTV through it (not via netflix).

    My thoughts are that I have to get one of those HDTV Tuners for my PC and then run the channels through my computer, which the 360 will be able to connect to and run through. But I want to make sure before I go out and get a tuner. Has anyone gotten this to work?

     
  2. lx leo xl

    lx leo xl Getting There

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    Yeah basically it works like that. my experience with Tv tuners for PCs usually are all crap. I hated ATI tv tunners. You should google see which one works with media center, either the XP media center, or the vista one.

    With vista or xp streaming you just go into MCE and watch live TV and I believe even work with the DVR from the xbox.
     
  3. Holy Ownage

    Holy Ownage Getting There

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    You could try [Click here to view the link] and then download or get external media links to HD quality films.
    It streams HD on the basis both your CPU can handle the transcoding and that your not on a wireless. G, or B, enabled both don't transfer at speeds neccesary.

    If you need any help setting it up, PM me or even ask for my AIM.
     
  4. OP
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    AzzidReign I don't do modded or money lobbies. NO GTA AT ALL! Administrator

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    I have TVersity installed, just haven't really looked into it much. PM me your aim sn so we can talk. I'm wanting to create a tutorial on how to get HD tv shows, movies, etc streamed to your Xbox.
     
  5. TerminatioN

    TerminatioN AzzidReign loves GTA Retired

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    Are you talking about downloading HD shows/movies (assumably .mkv files?) via rapidshare or torrent or w/e and then streaming them to your 360 or like having some sort of live HD channels stream to your HDTV via your 360?
     
  6. OP
    AzzidReign

    AzzidReign I don't do modded or money lobbies. NO GTA AT ALL! Administrator

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    Well, I've already tried mkv files and they don't show up on my Xbox. I've tried it through TVersity, the file showed up but it wouldn't play. I mainly wanna set it up so I can run HDTV (cable) through my 360.
     
  7. ForrrestMaster

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    Werent you telling me last night that you solved this conundrum?
     
  8. OP
    AzzidReign

    AzzidReign I don't do modded or money lobbies. NO GTA AT ALL! Administrator

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    I told you I had to convert my mkv into an mp4. If I can get the mkv to show up, then I could just run the file through transcode360...but since it doesn't show up, I can't use transcode.
     
  9. cchant

    cchant Newbie

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    Natively, the 360 can't decode mkv files. You must convert to mp4 or wmv and I think divx and xvid as well. Now if you are using TVersity, it will transcode on the fly for you, but unless you are hardwired to the router and have a decent computer, it's going to be pretty choppy.

    I use WME assistant to convert mkv's to wmv-HD and then stream or put on a flash drive to play on the 360. Works pretty good for me.
     
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    AzzidReign

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    I'm sure my machine can handle anything. I have a 3.0+ghz dual core processor with plenty of ram. I tested the network connection and it bounces between the highest (hdtv) to 2 bars less than highest so it's still in the hd quality range. 360 is hardwired but computer is wireless (N).

    I just can't get TVersity to work...or to transcode. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but I think it might be b/c I'm on windows 7.
     
  11. T Sizzles

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    Windows 7 will probably cause some problems......

    But if you want Cable TV, you can either buy a QAM/ATSC/NTSC tuner card (will pick up analog channels + ClearQAM HD locals) or a ATI TV Wonder, which requires you to get a CableCARD or M-Card from your cable company, and will pick up all the channels you get on your TV. (assuming you have digital).
     
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