Just one last thought on chipping. I could only imagine providing you don't use it for generally illegal activity or copied disks, that it would be illegal for the soul reason that XBox is a patented device as a whole and quite possibly that would infringe upon such a patent. Usually this is a non issue if the modification is not used for illegal activites and its on a non retail level. But then again usually it just voids any warranty and such. But This seems like something to do. Wonder if there is any way to use software or possibly hardware to splice the output of the xbox into the computer via a digital signal for tasks such as playing games in a window in microsoft or more likely linux due to freeware abilities of linux. Maybe it has been done but it is a cool idea to me. WOuld give me a reason to consolidate them both.