what "extra" bits do I need?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by TonyK, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. TonyK

    TonyK Guest

    Okay, been out hunting around locally today.

    I've found a ex-demo philips freestyle ls2100 for £500, got Windows MC on it
    and has a tuner card, 5.1 audio card, 1Gb ram, 300Mb disc, 256Mb video and a
    P4 3.4 Ghz CPU.

    But, there is no box or *anything* with it. All the drivers etc are on a
    recovery partition and I can download most from a support site so thats not
    the issue.

    The question is what do I need to make it work as a MC? I know I need a
    remote and I'm going to get the MS remote keyboard. What about connecting
    the PC to my satellite receiver, coax for the signal but what about relaying
    the IR remote signal, does a sender come with the MS remote control?

    Any help appreciated!

    Tony
     
    TonyK, Jan 13, 2006
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  2. TonyK

    Jaime Guest

    If you buy the MS remote, you will get the IR receiver (which connects to
    the PC via USB) and the IR Blasters to control the STB. If the OS is all
    loaded and working, that would be all (well, maybe some cables too) you
    need.
     
    Jaime, Jan 13, 2006
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  3. TonyK

    TonyK Guest

    Cheers James

    That helps *a lot*
     
    TonyK, Jan 13, 2006
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