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  Reply # 715044 10-Nov-2012 09:10 Send private message

nope, no extenders.  I just use it to play avi/mkv/mp4 and so on stored on another machine via a wireless n network and have 2 tuners in it, one dvb-s doing freeview and another pvr-150 linked via rca cable to a settop box doing australian tv.  Even the network access speed seems faster browsing though the folders as there are 2 x 2tb drives of media stored on another pc that I view from the MCE PC.  Very fast scrolling through the folders.

Its all working well, im very happy with win8, using the shark codec pack and mce standby tool with classic shell and mce buddy.  Its been perfect for over a week now except the odd tv3 glitch but i had that prior to the upgrade too.







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  Reply # 720709 21-Nov-2012 12:44 Send private message

I'm interested in knowing more about the "TV3 issues" . In WMC on my Win7 HTPC I experience freezes (for about 1 minute) and poor audio sync only on TV3 (and only on live TV - recordings don't seem to be affected). It seems to happen after 15 to 30 minutes of error free viewing (except for the sync problem, which is there all the time). Are these the "issues" you referred to? Has anyone come up with a fix?

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  Reply # 720712 21-Nov-2012 12:48 Send private message

I attempted an upgrade the other day but quickly realised that Media Browser was not supported which was kind of a deal breaker for me, so I reverted back.

Does anybody know if that has been sorted? also, is there any benefit to switching? Perf Improvement? Anything?

Thanks,

Guillaume

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  Reply # 721054 22-Nov-2012 01:11 Send private message

No support for mediabrowser or media centre studio or several other 3rd party apps means no upgrade for my HTPC for a while...




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  Reply # 721089 22-Nov-2012 08:20 Send private message

I tried to upgrade my win7 64 bit to Windows 8 and no go.  Made disk ran setup from desktop goes through all the motions for an hour and then says cant upgrade and reverts back to win 7.  So I booted from the disk and all good but it wouldnt activate. Says product key already in use. Brand new unused key from Microsoft and it says already in use. Oh well. Reinstalled Windows 7 and probably stick with it now.  Just I like the movies to watch from Windows 8 tiles.
Didnt want to ring Microsoft as frightened would be huge mobile phone bill waiting in line to be attended to.  Only have naked broadband and no land phone




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  Reply # 721108 22-Nov-2012 08:51 Send private message

I have the same issues with TV3, the large pauses and the out of sync problems, happens on mce win7 and win8, as with you my recordings are fine too and my first 15-20 minutes of viewing are fine also except for the out of sync.
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As for the activation issue, that seems odd... Pretty the Winows Key and X, go to command prompt as admin and type slmgr -ipk yourproductkey then press enter (your product key being the key you have) and then type slmgr.vbs -ipk and see if it activates the key then.

What sort of key is it? an upgrade or full key or?

The main difference I'm finding with Win8 over Win7 is pure speed, even from standby I'm up and running in about 4 seconds.  From a Cold start its no longer than 10 seconds until I can watch Live TV.


Also you can use Media Browser in Win8, you can get a working copy here http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/12721/mb-2-x-and-windows-8




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Reply # 721126 22-Nov-2012 09:20 Send private message

phrunt: I have the same issues with TV3, the large pauses and the out of sync problems, happens on mce win7 and win8, as with you my recordings are fine too and my first 15-20 minutes of viewing are fine also except for the out of sync.
and
As for the activation issue, that seems odd... Pretty the Winows Key and X, go to command prompt as admin and type slmgr -ipk yourproductkey then press enter (your product key being the key you have) and then type slmgr.vbs -ipk and see if it activates the key then.

What sort of key is it? an upgrade or full key or?

The main difference I'm finding with Win8 over Win7 is pure speed, even from standby I'm up and running in about 4 seconds.  From a Cold start its no longer than 10 seconds until I can watch Live TV.


Also you can use Media Browser in Win8, you can get a working copy here http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/12721/mb-2-x-and-windows-8



My key was the downloaded upgrade for $50. May try again but not for a day or 2




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  Reply # 721198 22-Nov-2012 10:39 Send private message

Gilco2: I tried to upgrade my win7 64 bit to Windows 8 and no go.  Made disk ran setup from desktop goes through all the motions for an hour and then says cant upgrade and reverts back to win 7.  So I booted from the disk and all good but it wouldnt activate. Says product key already in use. Brand new unused key from Microsoft and it says already in use. Oh well. Reinstalled Windows 7 and probably stick with it now.  Just I like the movies to watch from Windows 8 tiles.
Didnt want to ring Microsoft as frightened would be huge mobile phone bill waiting in line to be attended to.  Only have naked broadband and no land phone


Use the phone system to activate. Is free (0800) and if there is a issue with the code you will be put through to a real person to sort it out.







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