Sorry I haven't responded in awhile I forgot that I posted this.
Well to be more detailed I was thinking of the Xecuter chip, either the 2.6 or the 3.0. I'm not sure the difference, I'll have to do more research.
When I first thought about a modded xbox it was because I wanted two things, a DVD player and an Xbox. Then I started reading up about mods and learned a few things, now I know I can expect more so this is what I want :
To be able to play any darn type of media file on my xbox... from JPG CD's to SVCD's to a disc full of .AVI files if I choose. Then I want it to be able to play backed up games. Being able to network with my desktop is a plus. I understand it's possible for it to network to my desktop pc, grab an MPEG from there and play it without having to import from a CD/DVD? Being able to write stuff to the XBOX drive and play from there, that sounds good. My Desktop is in the family room, my TV is in my room, networking is would be great.
I just don't want to have to solder. So does a snap-on chip allow all those functions? Otherwise I was thinking of just having Xbox Xtreme premod me a system and I'd shell out the $279 for it and such. I don't have a standalone DVD player right now so paying the money isn't a big deal. No word on Xbox 2 being backwards compatible right?