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  Reply # 569739 17-Jan-2012 08:18 Send private message

Phexx: Awesome have you, or other used WMC? Do you recommend using it over included software?

To be clear, by WMC you mean Windows MediaCenter right?

If so; then yes.  Lots of people here use it.  I think the general consensus would be that if you are installing/running Windows 7 and getting into a media centre for the first time then try Windows MediaCenter first.  If you find that doesn't suit you, for whatever reason, then try something else.

Windows MediaCenter really is a doddle to set up and use.  Its also extremely non tech person friendly.  And thats the reason we use it at home.  Plus it looks nice too (which is an important wife acceptance factor - never underestimate this!)

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  Reply # 569740 17-Jan-2012 08:22 Send private message

Yes I did mean windows media centre. Thanks for the advice.

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  Reply # 569741 17-Jan-2012 08:22 Send private message

Yes I did mean windows media centre. Thanks for the advice!

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  Reply # 569745 17-Jan-2012 08:34 Send private message

Just a quick note to correct the filetype of the recordings.

Win 7 MC produces .wtv files, not .wmv. There are many discussions about editing these files, but not many people get satisfactory results editing the .wtv files with aac audio

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  Reply # 569747 17-Jan-2012 08:41 Send private message

Phexx: Awesome have you, or other used WMC? Do you recommend using it over included software?



I use nPVR myself, but for a first time user Windows Media Center is definately the easiest thing to configure and use.
   

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  Reply # 569912 17-Jan-2012 14:12 Send private message

To play the 1080p .mkv files flawlessly I suggest the Nvidia GT430 (fanless). That's what I use in my HTPC, and also the power supply is most definitely less than 350W.



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  Reply # 570603 18-Jan-2012 21:29 Send private message

Cool thanks rumpty, will definitely look into that.

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