TV out of the United States

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Alonso, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Alonso

    Alonso Guest

    I'm in France but i had bought my computer with the
    Windows XP media center edition in USA. How can i
    reconfigurate it to work in Paris?


    Alonso, Oct 24, 2003
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  2. Alonso,

    Which version of MCE do you have? 1.0 only works in the US, CAnada and a few
    other countries, you may need to upgrade to 2004 if you don't have it.

    Now, first thing I would do is to change my locale. Go to Control Panel,
    Regional Options, change your locale to French (France) and see if it helps.
    I really do not know how to do it, but this will be a start.

    Let's see if savvier people can help you out better in this case.


    Luis A. Burgos [MCE MVP], Oct 24, 2003
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  3. Beyond changing the locale, you will then also need to re-run the setup
    wizards so that you can enter your postal code for guide downloads.

    The biggest question will be whether your TV Tuner card will support PAL or
    not. Systems in the US are NTSC. I've read a few posts that suggest that
    it's just a matter of which driver is installed but I think that's only true
    of the newer machines that have cards that support both formats. You'll
    have to see which formats you tuner card support and then make sure you have
    the correct driver for it. Check with the manufacturer.

    This of course assumes that France is using PAL. :)

    PS: si tu veut communiquer en fran├žais, le groupe est maintenant disponible.

    Michel Bordeleau
    MS-MVP Windows XP Media Center
    Michel Bordeleau - MVP, Oct 24, 2003
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