MCE XP and Vista: more tuners and more functionality

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Rolf, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Rolf

    Rolf Guest

    Dear sir,

    since i have an Xbox360 as a MCE extender, i wonder if MCE will support
    standard more than 2 tuners. i have managed to get 3 tuners working fine, but
    there is no standard support for more than 2 tuners.
    Will MCE support more in the future? because my home situation will be 1 MCE
    computer, 2 of 3 XBox 360 or other extender (softsled is an good option for
    my other PC) and we would like to watch our own live tv.

    i also wonder the following:
    - if you are watching live tv, a buffer of half an our builds up. sometimes
    i decide te record while watching live tv, but it never uses the buffer in
    the recording. Can you make it happen that de build-up buffer is the start
    for the record? (of having the option to)
    - with more than 1 tuner it might be an option to have some 'pip' (picture
    in picture) in windows Vista it might even be in the scroll options while
    watching live tv. (cursor buttons can give you program informatie over other
    - there are rumors that MS is developing a softsled. (software extender for
    PC) the rumors goes that this wil be in a SP for MS Windows Vista only for
    commercial reasons. Or is there also news on de Windows XP MCE front?
    if MS is on developing a softsled for Vista, wil it be connectible to an MCE

    so many questions, hope you can enlight me in these issues

    Best regards,
    Rolf Teekens
    Rolf, Apr 18, 2007
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  2. In XP or Vista, Media Center only officially supports two analog and two
    digital tuners. As you've obviously discovered the hack for adding more,
    that's about all you can do. At this point, there are no plans that I'm
    aware of to officially support more tuners.
    Doug Knox - [MS-MVP], Apr 18, 2007
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