I'm considering migrating from my very noisy and large MythTV box to something much smaller and quieter, like the HP MediaSmart Server LX195. To accomplish this I would need to install a virtual machine that runs Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate on the Windows Home Server box. Tuner drivers are not a problem for me because I already have an HDHomeRun, and playback shouldn't be an issue because I have an XBox360 to play back all of my content. Dedidcated drive space for the VM shouldn't be an issue because I have a Drobo with lots of space. However, coming from a Linux and Mac background I've got some questions about this solution:
- Can I install a virtual machine host software such as VirtualBox or VMWare Player on the Windows Home Server machine?
- When watching content on the 360, will I still have access to the plugins. For example, if I install My Movies will that functionality be available on the XBox 360?