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One uses two Hauppauge HD PVR USB units (via DVBLink software) and two network dual tuner Silicon Dust HDHome Run units and the other system uses a Hauppauge Colossus PCIe card (via Hauppauge beta Media Center software) and a Silicon Dust HDHome Run Prime triple tuner Cable Card unit. Being that it's the ONLY way to do encrypted cable, and not have to rent a box, it's just really sad that this platform feels so abandoned. I prefer it that way because the Hauppauge products can do 1080i /720p recordings that look really good from any HD channel (depending on source resolution) without DRM restrictions,......from premium cable channels like HBO-HD, Show Time-HD and so on.
I didn't want to troubleshoot a system if there was nothing wrong with it. The two dedicated Media Center systems I use are slightly different and have slightly different setups. Somewhere, I recall reading a post about how someone was "ready" if/when MS ever drops guide support - that they'd essentially work around it. It kind of honestly scares me that they'll one day just dump media center and leave people out in the cold. While I do have Cable Card and like it well enough for casual use, my Hauppauge HD PVR USB units and Hauppauge Colossus PCIe card are setup as primary tuners on their respective systems.
Media Center was first introduced to Windows in 2002 on Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE).
It was included in Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista, as well as all editions of Windows 7 except Starter and Home Basic.
Users can stream television programs and films through selected services such as Netflix.
Content can be played back on computer monitors or on television sets through the use of devices called Windows Media Center Extenders. Up to six TV tuners on a tuner card are supported simultaneously.
The grid displaying the items is also extended horizontally, and the selected item is enlarged compared to the rest.
Similarly, other items are identified by suggestive artwork.
I filter through Cable Card recordings and dump the restricted ones,....
Windows Media Center (WMC) is a discontinued digital video recorder and media player created by Microsoft.
Shortly after Windows 7's 2009 release, Microsoft disbanded the Media Center development team, thus abandoning any further software developments.
Consequently, the Media Center interface remained unchanged for Windows 8 and 8.1 users.