Multiple TVs

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Monty, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Monty

    Monty Guest

    Hi I'm wondering what this MC is...

    Can the MC with any connected devices help me to distribute my TV channels so that I can watch one channel on one TV,
    another channel on a second TV and record a third channel?

    I've read something about a Media Center Exender device? Will that help me?

    Monty, Feb 6, 2004
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  2. Monty

    Nigel Barker Guest

    MCE currently only supports one tuner card so you can't even watch one channel
    on a TV while recording another.
    MCX promises to allow you to distribute content around the house to multiple
    TVs. No devices are scheduled to appear until much nearer Xmas.
    Nigel Barker, Feb 6, 2004
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  3. Monty

    Peter Near Guest


    In a nutshell, Media Center is an Operating System (application) that runs
    on top of Windows XP Pro. It gives you access to your media in a way that
    is easy to access using only a remote control. You get access to all of
    your pictures, videos, music, and now allows you to record TV.

    Currently, it is both the client and the server. You must watch and record
    TV using the PC.

    Around christmas time of this year, the Media Center Extender will act as
    multiple "clients" and the MCE machine will act as the "server".

    The server can only record one channel at a time. Each client can watch
    whatever it wants from the list of pictures, music, video, and recorded TV.
    However you will be limited (according to currently available information)
    to only being able to watch 1 "live" channel at a time, whatever the server
    happens to be tuned in to at the time.

    We've all been hoping for a long time that MS allows 2, if not more, tuners
    into the MCE server. That however has not yet been announced and we should
    not come to expect that this will be available any time soon.


    so that I can watch one channel on one TV,
    Peter Near, Feb 6, 2004
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