I have talked to a few people here about it, and I think the thread could gain a lot of interest in the deal. I'll keep it simple. The original xbox is the perfect console for emulation, it works as an amazing media center, and is easily modded to your specs wanted. I just bought 3 more today (for 36$ from my local pawn shop, its a big one where people dont use common sense) and the first one i booted up actually has a 120gig hd on it and is already softmodded. Huge win. For those of you who dont know, softmodding is a simple process where you essentially go through the backdoor to the system to override the main Operating System, booting the program of your choice. This enables you to play backups, emulation, movies, games, and much much more. The average original xbox cost is under 20$, and you can buy a 120 gig hd for 16$ more. Along with the memory card/controller-femaleUSBport it ends up being around $40. I am glad to help others to smooth out the process, and hopefully those of you I have skyped with, or others who have an old xbox sitting in their closet or storage will consider this great idea to give one of the greatest systems more time on your shelf. Face it, the xbox is a beast, it was built to last and has plenty of value left in it, even if just for emulation and as a media player. If there is interest i will show a video of what I have available on the 6 xbox units i have (one for my parents, one for my sister and brother in law, one for my cousin as well as my grandparents, and 2 for myself) and how easy it is to complete.