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Topic # 33111 29-Apr-2009 23:40
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Hey has anyone tried to using build 7100 (32 or 64bit) with the xbox 360  as an extender? i have been trying but am having troubles getting it to display a picture

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  Reply # 210760 30-Apr-2009 06:43
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What sort of problems? I am setting up 7100 (32bit) at the moment but haven't tried connecting my 360's yet.

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  Reply # 210782 30-Apr-2009 08:09
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What connection do you have from Xbox to TV? Funny as it sounds I had trouble once with the Xbox as an extender using HDMI cable from Xbox to TV - changed it to Component and the extender worked perfectly. With HDMI its was jittery as all hell.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 210804 30-Apr-2009 09:33
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i am using an xbox VGA cable to connect it so i might try the component if i can find them. What happens is on starting MC i get two horizontal blue bars that are spearated by black space, the blue bars look like they have all the MC text smeared across them horizonaly and you can just make out the current item that is selected. (is there a way i can post a picture?)



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  Reply # 210845 30-Apr-2009 10:46
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samsam: i am using an xbox VGA cable to connect it so i might try the component if i can find them. What happens is on starting MC i get two horizontal blue bars that are spearated by black space, the blue bars look like they have all the MC text smeared across them horizonaly and you can just make out the current item that is selected. (is there a way i can post a picture?)




I've got in running through HDMI at 1080p without any major issues (other than the known ff/rw ones), using 7100.   They have fixed the 50hz issue, which makes things alot smoother with local tv.

It goes very very well, its very hard to fault...

I've seen that type of issue on my oldest 360 using a VGA cable while playing a game... I assumed it was a hardware issue.  Be interesting to see if its related.

 

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  Reply # 213547 8-May-2009 19:17
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There is a problem using an Xbox with the VGA cable - but it's mostly a problem with it only displaying a 640x480 resolution. The only known solution so far is to switch to component or HDMI (but it sounds like that's not entirely without issues either).



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  Reply # 213589 8-May-2009 23:16
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yea i tried with my newer xbox using HDMI and it works fine now all i got to try is doing DVB-S and DVB-T at the same time

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  Reply # 213593 9-May-2009 00:17
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Got Analog, DVB-T and DVB-S (Optus D1 + D2) all working nicely together. Just need to sort out xmltv data sources for the channels that I can't get epg from DVB-S.



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  Reply # 213909 10-May-2009 20:12
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do your schedules recordings work using the DVB-S freeview guide?

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  Reply # 213952 10-May-2009 22:21
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With Windows 7 the DVB-S freeview guide works correctly. There are also some apps out that now (or at least in beta) that allow you to inject xmltv data into media centre for any non freeview channels.







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  Reply # 214129 11-May-2009 15:48
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Can someone just confirm that if you are watching live TV on the media centre you can watch a different channel on the xbox 360 (providing you have a second tuner)?







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  Reply # 214142 11-May-2009 16:22
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You certainly can (so long as that other tuner isn't recording something else of course)



I've got to say I am loving Win 7 RC with my 360's - it's all working so nicely. 4 DVB-T and 3 DVB-S tuners - I've not even bothered with the analogue PVR-150. The only bug I can really complain about is the "zoom" which doesn't stick but it's certainly not a major



I'm running 7 on both my media center and laptop pretty much full time now and haven't had any problems (touch woodCool)

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  Reply # 214170 11-May-2009 18:12
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thats good to know now i can set up both the satellite and terrestrial all i need next is another xbox :)

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