Packard Bell 6142

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Nigel Andrews, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. I have just committed to buy a Packard Bell IXTREME 6142, I hope I have done

    After agonzing a long while over which to buy, this seems to have a good all
    round spec and a good price, but how reliable I don't know. At least PCW
    gave it a good write up at the end of last year.

    Any good news first please then I'll be ready for the bad!

    Nigel Andrews, Jan 30, 2004
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  2. Nigel Andrews

    idbirch2 Guest

    Quite a good choice - not that there's that many to choose from in the
    UK. We support the PBs at my work so I only know about the problems
    people have with them - just make sure that you set the TV tuner to
    "DVB-T" (even if you're just using terrestrial TV through an aerial)
    when running through the TV Signal Wizard otherwise TV won't work.

    Thats the only common problem we've come across so far with that model
    - the HPs however seem to suffer from the 'no sound on scheduled
    recordings' problem that I have on my MCE box. (Yes I'm going to keep
    mentioning it until Microsoft or Hauppauge fix it!!)

    You can find a write-up for your machine with a list of
    FAQs/Downloads/Specs here:{4B6426DC-7174-412D-B3EC-0FA09E221167}&catid={21840EDE-4564-43C8-B3FE-EE3DD572407A}

    or just go to and go to:


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    Everything about Windows XP Media Center Edition
    idbirch2, Jan 30, 2004
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  3. Excellent - thanks very much for that link (a great confidence builder).

    I feared I would be shot down for a posting with no question or any benefit
    to others.

    Nigel Andrews, Jan 30, 2004
  4. I've not thought to check if the unit will come with MCE 2004 or the
    original version. I hope for 2004 obviously.

    Nigel Andrews, Jan 30, 2004
  5. Nigel Andrews

    idbirch2 Guest

    It comes with MCE2004 - should say so in the Software section of tha

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    idbirch2, Jan 31, 2004
  6. Thanks, the PCWorld site says it comes with XP Home! But I didn't believe

    Nigel Andrews, Jan 31, 2004
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