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apollosfire

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#1 15 years ago

Ok, just wondered... Does anyone use XP Media Center Edition? Do you actually need a Media Center PC to use it or can ya just have any reasonably good computer with a TV Card and enough disk space? Is it ok for running games and other stuff? Just wondering whether to get Home or Media Center... I could always reformat and change I suppose... I just wondered other people's opinions...




livn4metal

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#2 15 years ago

If your using a comp. with a descent processor, and good sound and video cards, just use an ATI TV Wonder Pro. I think that XP Media is a bit pointless.:uhm: http://www.ati.com/products/tvwonderpro/index.html




Pestilence64

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#3 15 years ago

your missing the point Livin4metal, A media center comes with a Card such as that. XP media center edition is rather useless unless you have a Media center type configurated PC.




apollosfire

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#4 15 years ago

Ok, thanks for ur help both of ya... So is ATI TV Wonder Pro good? Can you record programs or movies etc at good quality? I'm asking this because I used to have a TV Tuner program which actually turned out to be crap and you couldnt even capture more than about 20 seconds at low quality!




livn4metal

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#5 15 years ago
Pestilence64your missing the point Livin4metal, A media center comes with a Card such as that. XP media center edition is rather useless unless you have a Media center type configurated PC.

All i said is that if he's running a descent peecee, he can pick up ATI's TV card for $40, and he'd be set. And about the software, i do not know. I would think yes, but I do not have one yet. Maybe someone who does can give your answer.




Peeping Tom

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#6 15 years ago

Media centre has jaggies in the video, though....




apollosfire

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#7 15 years ago

@livn4metal Do I need an ATI TV Card or can I use any? @Peeping Tom jaggies? :uhm:




Pestilence64

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#8 15 years ago

you can use any, but ATI does seem to produce the most reliable TV cards. Nvidia TV cards are hard to find.




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#9 15 years ago

Actually, it doesn't matter what you have, because you can't buy XP media center edition. You can only get it if it comes factory with a computer, meaning that it only comes on premade computers such as from dell, gateway, or HP for example.