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My streamzap pc remote should be here tomorrow hopefully and I'm not really sure what software it comes with, as far as media-centerisg goes. And being that I have XP Pro installed, and not Media center, I was wondering if there was any freeware or open-source media center software out there. Google's not really showing anyhting besides Got All Media, and it seems kinda...generic..

Hope j00 dudes can help .
 
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I was looking for stuff like this about a year ago... here are some

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MythTV = pwn
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the three bentrinh listed are good, however usually the stuff it comes with works fine with XP
    
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I use gbpvr and it works great. If you don't have a box to dedicate to linux use it. Otherwise i hear really good things about myth
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MythTV isn't compatible with XP? I can't find a compatibility list....
 
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
MythTV isn't compatible with XP? I can't find a compatibility list....
It's for Linux Only, if your on XP... I'd go with GBPVR, great stuff.

PS What kind of TV Tuner do you have?
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post #8 of 19
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Do not have one yet........but I'm in the market...

bigvaL was recommending Hauppauge to me, but I don't really know enough about tv tuners to actively look yet. What about a all-in-wonder/ tv tuner combo? Think that would be good?

And yeah, I was messing with GBPVR last night, just using my keyboard and mouse, and depending on what software comes with the Streamzap remote.
 
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post #9 of 19
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=Hauppauge

So what would be a good TV Tuner card from that list?

I want to hook it up to HD soon as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116628

That one looks very good, dual tuner. Hmmm...


EDIT:

Maybe I'm not understanding this right, but why aren't there any outs on these tuner cards? Would that be where the All-in-wonder would come into play?
 
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
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Maybe I'm not understanding this right, but why aren't there any outs on these tuner cards? Would that be where the All-in-wonder would come into play?
The out comes from your video card. I'll assume you have s-video on it?

I would stay away from the analog tuner cards with just about everything going digital now days. You may also want to look in to an HDTV card.
You can find all of the supported GBPVR cards here
I'm not as familiar with myth but here is a link to the wiki with tuner card help.

BTW: I have a hauppamaug 150 in my box and it works slick.
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