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Old 10-20-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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I've been given a secondhand Xbox 360, which I know the original owner hacked. I have no desire to play online games with it, but I would like to subscribe to Netflix and use the Xbox to stream their content.

Since I won't be doing any gaming, will the fact that this box is hacked prevent me from accessing Netflix?
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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What exactly did he do to it? I would assume that as long as it will still get an internet connection and as long as you can still use xbox live on it, there wouldn't be a problem.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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What exactly did he do to it? I would assume that as long as it will still get an internet connection and as long as you can still use xbox live on it, there wouldn't be a problem.
My understanding is that he did something to the firmware so that he could play pirated game discs in it. And Xbox live? Even if I don't want to play any games, is that required? I'm totally a pc gamer and not a console geek.

Sorry for the stupid questions, I'm at work right now and so I can't do any research on hacked Xboxes because they filter out anything to do with stuff like that. Well, in any case the most it will cost me is a month of Netflix and a month of Xbox Live to find out, right?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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You do have to have xbox live in order to watch netflix. If you're unsure, then just paying for a month would be the way to go. If it works, then buy a year - it really isn't that bad. We've always found them cheaper as well on amazon. The price is going up in November for a year subscription, but it's because of the deal they just cut with ESPN I think.

We don't pay for any cable/satellite any longer. We either watch netflix or hook a computer up to the t.v. and watch hulu.

We LOVE the instant streaming with netflix. We get the movies in the mail, but sometimes we don't get around to watching them for a couple of weeks because we watch so much instantly.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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You do have to have xbox live in order to watch netflix. If you're unsure, then just paying for a month would be the way to go. If it works, then buy a year - it really isn't that bad. We've always found them cheaper as well on amazon. The price is going up in November for a year subscription, but it's because of the deal they just cut with ESPN I think.

We don't pay for any cable/satellite any longer. We either watch netflix or hook a computer up to the t.v. and watch hulu.

We LOVE the instant streaming with netflix. We get the movies in the mail, but sometimes we don't get around to watching them for a couple of weeks because we watch so much instantly.
Exactly what I would like to do -- get rid of cable and just go to Netflix and instant streaming.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You do have to have xbox live in order to watch netflix.
Really? Wow, that's seriously lame.

Netflix does offer a 1 month trial if you want to just test it out.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Really? Wow, that's seriously lame.

Netflix does offer a 1 month trial if you want to just test it out.
Yeah I think it's lame too. But, even with the cost of Netflix and the cost of a Live subscription, it's still cheaper than cable.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Yeah I think it's lame too. But, even with the cost of Netflix and the cost of a Live subscription, it's still cheaper than cable.
Last time I checked, Xbox Live was around $50 a year. You're almost better off getting a Blu-Ray player that has internet connectivity. After the initial investment, you can stream Netflix for free. Or do what I did pre-Blu-Ray and stream it off your computer. You'd need a HDMI or a video cable for that.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Last time I checked, Xbox Live was around $50 a year. You're almost better off getting a Blu-Ray player that has internet connectivity. After the initial investment, you can stream Netflix for free. Or do what I did pre-Blu-Ray and stream it off your computer. You'd need a HDMI or a video cable for that.
Netflix isn't free.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Is there way any to download a movie to DVD, or HD to watch it later?

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