Would running Vista Media Centre and MediaPortal off the same HTPC (one at a time) cause any conflicts or other issues?
My partner and I are both getting frustrated with the "one TV channel at a time" restriction which VMC places on us. I'm thinking of setting up MediaPortal too so I can run both Sky and Freeview|HD into my HTPC, so we can record one and watch another channel at the same time.
Having the two running on the same HTPC would help the transition for her. She's only just got used to the VMC interface...