Are there any solutions for getting streaming services and the "Optional Media Update" without Xbox Live? I wanted to use two Xbox 360s as Media Center Extenders and I do not plan on playing any 360 games online. I was planning on getting a Ceton InfiniTV device and streaming TV to two rooms, but it's frustrating that I will need other devices for Netflix etc when the Xbox is perfectly capable. The idea that I have to pay a subscription fee to use a client device to access a web service is beyond ridiculous to me. This is what happens when you let brain-dead marketing executives make decisions about consumer experience. I've never owned an Xbox 360, so I'm unfamiliar with homebrew for it. Are there any solutions that would work? I believe the Xbox will be able to play TV shows recorded as WMV (and maybe MPEG2 streams), but I will need to get the "Optional Media Update" to get the h.264 codec for other content. Is there a way to side-load this update? I've also known for a long time that Netflix and other streaming services will not work on the Xbox 360 without a live account, but are there any homebrew apps that allow access to these services? Is it possible to access them through a web browser? Are there any other issues I should be aware of? Thanks in advance.