MCE and Monitors/TVs

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Ducky, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Ducky

    Ducky Guest

    Another question I just came up with...

    Do I NEED a monitor hooked up at all times? or can I do the initial setup of
    MCE and then unplug my monitor and just use my TV at all times?
     
    Ducky, Dec 16, 2004
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  2. Ducky

    Derek Martin Guest

    You can just use your TV after you get set up :)

    Derek
     
    Derek Martin, Dec 16, 2004
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  3. It depends. Is the only thing you want to do with this box using the MCE
    "10-foot" interface? If so, you can see it fine on your TV. If you also want
    to do things like emai/surf/game, then your TV may not have sufficient
    resolution for you to read the standard font's characters. What kind of TV
    do you have, what kinds of inputs does it have, what video card do you have,
    and finally what kinds of outputs does it have?

    Dana Cline - MVP
     
    Dana Cline - MVP, Dec 16, 2004
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  4. Ducky

    Shawn Oster Guest

    Nope, no need at all. You don't even really need a keyboard or mouse,
    simply Remote Desktop in to that machine if you have another networked
    computer and you can do all your other system duties that way, such as
    apply updates, etc.

    Shawn
     
    Shawn Oster, Dec 16, 2004
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  5. Ducky

    Ducky Guest

    Thanks!!

     
    Ducky, Dec 16, 2004
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