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Topic # 25440 21-Aug-2008 13:50
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Can we see a show of hands, who's in for Media Portal and who's staying with Media Centre for now, but thinking of going to Media Portal etc...

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  Reply # 158679 21-Aug-2008 14:14
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My hand is up for XP-MCE right now because it does everything i really *need* it to do, never crashes or misses a recording so far and is easy for the wife to drive.  Oh, and webguide rocks!

My hand is half-up for Vista MCE due to the fact that although everything works, I havent left it running long enough to confirm that its as stable as my XP MCE (if it ain't broke and all...)  Oh, and no webguide with vista mce tv-pack sucks :( !

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  Reply # 158692 21-Aug-2008 14:39
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(Because MCE doesn't support H264 DVB-T Freeview)

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  Reply # 158708 21-Aug-2008 15:15
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Media Portal. DVB-T and you can also mix your DVB-T with DVB-S and Analogue if you want.

MCE has a nice interface and is a bit easier to setup but it is also more limited in what it can do.

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  Reply # 158714 21-Aug-2008 15:30
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(Because MCE doesn't support H264 DVB-T Freeview)


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(Because MCE doesn't support H264 DVB-T Freeview)

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  Reply # 159086 22-Aug-2008 23:27
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(Because MCE doesn't support H264 DVB-T Freeview)


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