PC Emulators do it (emulate a console and improve framerate even without tweaking)
running xbox games off the hard drive improve performance a little too
Well that's because people have had more time to work on those emulators. For example most SNES emulators now work flawlessly (People have been working on those for about 10 years). Microsoft has only been working on emulating the original Xbox for how long? Less than a year?
KOTOR 1 and 2 are on the list of 200 games which are meant to be compatible, so someone at MS has approved it to work, just how well it does work is the simple question...
I wish one of you would try it out, rather than debate things outside of the topic specification... and why is someone telling me MS will include a HD DVD drive? Do I care? Did I ask? It was a stupid and annoying comment and I bet it was an attempt to make me feel like buying my 360 early was pointless, that's mean. And anyway it's GameSpot RUMOUR control, you know rumours? and you fail to see they called 'Bogus' on it at the end, so your attempt failed.