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My Media Center experience

posted under category: General on July 10, 2008 at 1:00 am by MrNate

A couple years ago, I wrote about my experiences with building my first Media Center PC - a low powered, half-purchased, half-constructed PC, DVR, file server and entertainment center based on Windows XP MCE. Since then, I've discovered a few things that have been working really well, and a few things that have not. These are my experiences.

Things that worked really well:


(jump break - things that sucked up next)

Things that did not work so well:


Other miscellaneous thoughts:

My upgrade is coming soon...

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On Jul 10, 2008 at 1:00 AM Jeff Gladnick (jeffglad, by way of gmail.com) said:
If you gave up on mythtv + ubuntu, try MythDora or Knoppmyth. These are ready made images of myth completely configured & paired with the OS already. So there is only a small amount of configuration to do!

On Jul 11, 2008 at 1:00 AM Abhijeet (http://www.lifeiscolourful.com) said:
Better you don't upgrade to Vista. It's sucking up my new laptop - I am just waiting to get it downgraded to Windows XP.

On Jul 15, 2008 at 1:00 AM Nathan Strutz (http://www.dopefly.com/) said:
Abhijeet - I've been running vista in one way or another since just after it came out. I have mixed feelings, but I know the media center app is much improved.

On Jul 19, 2008 at 1:00 AM CodeJockey (codejockey1 of gmail.com) said:
I have an Athlon MP 2000 (dual processor capable cpu on a single processor board) with 1GB PC 2700 memory and a bunch of IDE HD's running Vista Ultimate. Everything runs great except occassionally when I'm recording something the menus seem to chug. I found the problem to happen more often when I'm using the S-Video in on my Hauppauge PVR-350 card (to record from cable box) instead of using the analog cable input. Other than that, I love it!
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