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I just don't trust M$ to deliver a safe, stable new opsys. On thegreenbutton.com I have found out that I need to set WMC up to channel 52 to read my box but it still wants an IR cable. As for upgrading to MCE, you'd probably need XP w/ Media Centre edition, then you'll still be able to use your computer as a computer. It almost seems like it's not being powered, as there's no signal at all - not even one bar. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/win-media-centre.php

WinNT didn't really stabilise until SP3. Did you select NZ in the program before you scanned for channels? Far easier UI than any Freeview PVR I have seen, and I personally think easier than Sky+ box (satellite) or Virgin’s Tivo (cable) though I don’t have much experience of these Similar Threads Windows Media Centre Edition: Stuttering on some Freeview channels Stroller, Jun 17, 2005, in forum: DIY Computers Replies: 9 Views: 587 Stroller Jun 21, 2005 Re: Planning to build https://blogs.blackmarble.co.uk/blogs/rfennell/post/2011/11/14/experiences-upgrading-my-media-center-to-receive-freeview-hd

Am thinking possibly adding another GB of RAM to it, or buying another DVD Writer (only have 1 but don't really need 2..) Thanks in advance :thumbs: infestedsicness23-08-2006, 00:11Vista isn't out samnorr01-08-2009, 12:48 PMWell it should, its only getting the signal from the card not the power to run the dish. James4523-08-2006, 12:50You can get an OEM version of Win XP MCE and the remote control and receiver for about 87 all in from Ebuyer. I did select NZ.

Pingbacks and trackbacks (3)+ trackback 11/14/2011 10:04:36 PM | Experiences upgrading my Media Center to receive Freeview HD … : PlanetTalk.net - Learn the truth , no more lies But it CYaBro16-07-2009, 04:34 PMThey will work in Vista OK with the software that comes supplied with the card but not in Windows Media Center without some hacking. Do you have this ? Just havent bothered doing anything else with it lately.

I'm inclined to agree that it's reception - seemy response to Alex Fraser's post below - so my mate is going to callhis aerial fitter this week.Thanks for your help,Stroller. Furgy23-08-2006, 13:39Thanks for all the replies, I guess I'll leave windows XP. This had no effect on the problem. Advertisements Latest Threads Windows 10 screen flicker error as soon as i push the power button daneilyoung posted Mar 9, 2017 Want to import a specific google map?

The sound does the same thing.(& maybe also breaks up into large squares sometimes??)What you are describing is pretty much the Digital TV equivalent of'interference' (bad signal) on Analogue TV - You even said yourself, "only have 1 but don't really need 2". CYaBro16-07-2009, 03:46 PMGood cards those, I have two of them in my server. When the receiver states Scan Complete press exit. :) Trev01-08-2009, 01:55 PMHave you done this.

  1. RichardJohn13-09-2007, 06:41 AMIf the laptop is XP media center, I'd probably give it a miss.
  2. Furgy23-08-2006, 00:15Thanks for the reply Oh, I didn't realise windows Media centre was not an OS as well, In that case I won't be needing that...When will windows Vista be released??
  3. Yes, Freeview does come off the same sat as Sky so nothing needs to be done to the dish.
  4. Whether it works in Vista or Win 7.

I purchased an ATI remote wonder for 10, that has far more functionality than the WinMCE remote. With a group A aerial, I would expect reception as follows:Multiplex 1 - probably ok (eg BBC1, 1)Multiplex 2 - very bad (eg ITV, 3)Multiplex A - fairly bad (eg five, samnorr16-07-2009, 05:37 PMDoes anyone know where I could get a satellite cable (are they BNC cables?) extension? Have you got any friends youcould borrow some RAM from to test that before paying for more?Ooooops.

PC world should be able to supply one. http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/windows-media-centre-default.php Samsung! Or just a percentage of the ATI remotes being sold? :D I had one before I got MCE and it was rubbish. November 2011 Richard-Fennell (0) [Update: Also so More experiences upgrading my Media Center to receive Freeview HD] I have used a Windows Media Center as my only means to watch TV

Privacy Policy Terms and Rules Help Connect With Us Log-in Register Contact Us Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd. Which is why I will need some kind of extension cable. Scroll down to installation and press enter. 3. my review here The dish doesn't need to be realigned?

Would it work properly with the FreeView satellite service, and if so, could I simply plug it straight into the existing (and unused) Sky dish on the roof? One word of warning - the IR blasters can become upset if you use more than one remote, so for sanity, once it's set up, ditch the tv remote, get up If you're not sure, whereabouts do you liveand which (compass) direction is the aerial pointing in?I believe it's Sandy.

It is already there the moment you connect the cable to your tuner.

Keef3rd Oct 2007, 13:28Quite. I should have remembered that nothing is easy with Windows! PDA View Full Version : Should I upgrade to windows media centre? If you're not sure, whereabouts do you liveand which (compass) direction is the aerial pointing in?

Further research, and a posting to the relevant forum, suggested I install something called the Microsoft TV Pack, an upgrade to Media Centre - this does not seem to be available To that end, I installed a program called EPG Collector from SourceForge, installed it, and got it working. The question is, would you use it? http://yellowproductions.net/windows-media/windows-media-centre-my-pictures.php Don't know about buying from elive though???

The sound does the same thing.(& maybe also breaks up into large squares sometimes??)What you are describing is pretty much the Digital TV equivalent of'interference' (bad signal) on Analogue TV - I think the version w/ MC is XP Pro, so that would be an upgrade in itself. Win 2000 without SP1 also sucked and SP2 fixed a load more problems. It might be usefulto know the aerial group and polarisation (if you know).Alex Stroller 2005-06-21 07:49:40 UTC PermalinkRaw Message Post by Alex FraserPost by StrollerA friend of mine has a PVR

I want to view it on my Xbox 360 through Media Extender. fjmlc12-09-2007, 12:07 PMHi. This comment has been removed by the author. 18 May 2013 at 18:46 Sara said...