I have my pc directly connected to my HDTV thru DVI/HDMI cable (from my video card to the tv) and a normal audio cable (from my integrated sound card to my old Onkyo receiver).
Now i would like to use my old Powerbook as media/file server (24/7 always on), and I'm thinking to use software like Rivet or Connect360 to stream my movies/songs/pictures on my Xbox360. In this case I'll use just the HDMI cable for audio e video (from Xbox360 to my HDTV) and i don't have to worry about starting movies, songs or slideshows of my pictures from the computer, but i could use my Xbox controller.
Does this second solution has some downside like maybe limited codec or crappy streaming? Which one do you think is the best solution?