The last time I used Windows MCE was 2005 - when it worked quite well for me. I then switched to MediaPortal to get Freeview HD, which I have been with ever since. Recently I added another node to my MediaPortal setup (now multiseat) with a single server with the tuners (which is also a client), and remote client (wired 100Mb net) for live/recorded TV. This is working, but every couple of days I need to reboot everything, and so am thinking about switching to another MC platform.
My questions are about MC in Win 7.
I understand another Win 7 MC can be an "extender" for a central Win 7 MC instance - is that right?
Assuming a Win 7 extender, can the extender
a. Watch live TV from the server
b. Watch recorded TV from the server
c. View photos, movies, music from the server
If I cant watch live TV on the extender, can I set up my two nodes both as "servers" (i.e. both with tuners attached), and connect them together so that I can watch the recorded TV from one, on the other (and vice versa) - but accepting that scheduling etc would have to occur on the node I wanted to record on.
Any info/advice appreciated.