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euanandrews

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#28066 17-Nov-2008 16:13
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I am wanting to add some extra funtionality to my HTPC, running VMC + TV Pack 2008...

I would like to have a 'mosiac' style screen, which displays multiple TV channels at the same time, like that available in SkyTV.

Is there any plug-in or other available offering this functionality for Vista Media Center?




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  #178406 17-Nov-2008 17:11
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This montage is actually a channel by itself - the Sky box isn't viewing the live feed from each channel.

I did read somewhere talk of a Media Portal plugin to do a similair sort of thing and presumably since MP has multi channel support off a single MUX then you could display a large number of channels at once if you had multiple tuners.

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  #178477 17-Nov-2008 22:08
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Been many years since I has SkyTV, but if I remember you can go up and down the montage and select the channel you want to watch...that would be a cool feature to have in Vista Media Center, if only cosmetic/flashy...

A more usefull feature would be being able to choose how many channels can display on screen simutanously...like pitcure in pitcure....it would be very usefull to have at least a 50%/50% split option available (1 channel on one side, another on the other)




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