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I can also vouch for MCE. Recently built an HTPC myself and Im loving it in win7. Gotta love live TV. Im about to start messing with Media Browser as well.
    
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I quite like XBMC (Xbox Media Center).
It doesn't just run on Xboxes anymore, and has been ported to every platform.

We use it on our XP MCE box to stream videos over Samba.
Works well.
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I quite like XBMC (Xbox Media Center).
It doesn't just run on Xboxes anymore, and has been ported to every platform.

We use it on our XP MCE box to stream videos over Samba.
Works well.
BUT IT IS NO LONGER XBOX MEDIA CENTER (())))((()) just xbmc, and does not do live tv like his requirement.
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Pretty sure I specified that in my post.
Not sure what your problem is.

Also, there is a XBMC port which supports tuners.
http://www.team-mediaportal.com/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Windows Media Center + Media Browser

Was looking for a recent video showing the Media Browser interface. Just found this for now:

Seems like my search-fu needs some work.
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by iamtwan View Post
I can also vouch for MCE. Recently built an HTPC myself and Im loving it in win7. Gotta love live TV. Im about to start messing with Media Browser as well.
Sweet, thanks!

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Originally Posted by beers View Post
I quite like XBMC (Xbox Media Center).
It doesn't just run on Xboxes anymore, and has been ported to every platform.

We use it on our XP MCE box to stream videos over Samba.
Works well.
Oh, interesting--didn't know that it's been ported. I'll check it out.

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BUT IT IS NO LONGER XBOX MEDIA CENTER (())))((()) just xbmc, and does not do live tv like his requirement.
Ah, unfortunate...

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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Pretty sure I specified that in my post.
Not sure what your problem is.

Also, there is a XBMC port which supports tuners.
http://www.team-mediaportal.com/
Wouldn't worry about that--it's cool. Thanks for the input!

When I get the time, I'll check out these various options. For now, I appreciate all of the input, and if anyone has any more, just speak up!
    
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How has nobody mentioned Boxee yet? I'm sure your friend was probably using Plex, which is basically a different version of the same open source project (although he could have been using a number of things for the 'auto-downloader'). It has 'Apps' which have aggregated content for you. Netflix and LastFM/Pandora would be examples of some of these 'apps', but it also has things like Revision3, CrunchyRoll, Clickr, and many more. Clickr is very similar to Hulu. It can also play local or networked content with excellent compatibility.
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How has nobody mentioned Boxee yet? I'm sure your friend was probably using Plex, which is basically a different version of the same open source project (although he could have been using a number of things for the 'auto-downloader'). It has 'Apps' which have aggregated content for you. Netflix and LastFM/Pandora would be examples of some of these 'apps', but it also has things like Revision3, CrunchyRoll, Clickr, and many more. Clickr is very similar to Hulu. It can also play local or networked content with excellent compatibility.
He wants live TV so it is out of the options, unless he wants multiple apps which is not very streamlined as a HTPC should be.

There are other options like meedio (i played with it for a few days and didnt like) SageTV (not free) and BeyondTV (not free).
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He wants live TV so it is out of the options, unless he wants multiple apps which is not very streamlined as a HTPC should be.

There are other options like meedio (i played with it for a few days and didnt like) SageTV (not free) and BeyondTV (not free).
Ah I didn't catch that first time around. I thought he just meant he wanted access to the shows themselves. I mean technically he can still have a card do the recording to a folder, and Boxee access that folder. But he would have to use Media Center or something like that for live TV
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