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Old 02-28-2005, 02:20 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Baby Lee
Yeah, I took it from your earlier posts that you weren't looking so much for TV or HD.
Sorry to dwell on the MCE and TV/HD stuff, I'm just a little high on the experience. MCE rocks so HARD, esp w/HD. All the Fx of TiVO, on my computer. MMC [ATI's version] is OK, but MCE brings in the TiVO functionality [ability to be on look out for episodes of shows wherever they might crop up. Keeping track of, and not recording, episodes you've already seen, recommended shows, one touch recording, etc. and STABILITY].
It also integrates your music [including going online and getting you all the info and cover art for whatever you have on your comp or stick in your CD player], DVD, video clips, pictures, and if you have the right card, FM radio. Though I'm limited to S-Video quality, I can connect my satellite and use media extenders to control the satellite through Windows too. A set of Component/DVI cables, a SPDIF cable and the remote and you can hook it into your HDTV and Receiver to have a full-on media server [save cassette, LP, SACD, etc]. If I had the scratch for more HDs, I coud put all 1200 of my CDs and all 75-ish of my DVDs on the HD and could then pack them up and put them in the attic.
If you decide to switch to MCE, let me know and I'll guide you through getting the AIW to work.
BTW - I went to Best Buy last week, and they had an encap s/u of a MCE machine. TV and FM were working, as well as everything else. Only thing not utilized is getting info off the I-net. Very informative.
I saw MCE at Best Buy this weekend and they had an LG 23" LCD monitor on the thing...the monitor alone was like $4k
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