Allot of people have been using, and writing sotware for the xbox 360 kinect, because after all it has a 3d camera array, and a USB connector. you can get one on ebay for $30 or so used....and the power adapter for 5.99. I did a search first for abox 360 pc kinect and it came up with These new $200 models. Which I imagine justifies the cost of such an expensive item...but there the same thing as the Xbox units you can get used! in fact thats where it all started anyways. MS just saw PC users using the sensors, and wrote a driver for the PC for the public.....It; just much cheaper npw that the one is out to get a used 360 kinect.....or get the 360 too for that matter! As a media center you cant beat them. They stream from my network better then my Xbox one does.....Too bad I was quick to sell it, but ohh well.