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Old 11-08-2005, 12:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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no its only the media centre program and a new theme added which around 60mb
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Windows XP Media Center is great but has only little features added to it like Themes, Enhanced Audio Quality and Third Party DVD Playback Decoders
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no its only the media centre program and a new theme added which around 60mb
you are wrong.

1st thing it's need to properly configure a MS certified MCE tuner. that alone takes more than 60mb
2.it has a ton of extra's. there are too many to name
3. it doesn't have a different theme. it is xp pro with it's regular theme. media center is an addition to windows. if you don't enable it, it will never show up
4 where did you get that info ?
5. it comes with windows media enhancements (that alone cover 76mb) which is windows audio convertor, windows party mode, windows dancer and the label maker.
6.you can access everything through your TV and home stereo through the remote.

regular windows take up 1.5 gigs space on a fresh install. MCE is over double that
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Have you purchased windows xp media center edition 2005?
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Amd don't question Eric on this one as he owns it and uses it.


Also Eric I have it along with a serial sticker somewhere I just never installed it or used it. I guess I've been waiting for vista and not wanting to perform a fresh install.
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Amd don't question Eric on this one as he owns it and uses it.


Also Eric I have it along with a serial sticker somewhere I just never installed it or used it. I guess I've been waiting for vista and not wanting to perform a fresh install.
back your data up, and order the remote off of ebay. you will love it. I got it hook up to a 52inch big screen and a 1200 watt yamaha receiver. I keep my movie and music on my harddriver. you can buy a media center extender and access those file (stream) from another room. you can strream with an XBOX too

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0214687

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...mcxsettup.mspx
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Though I haven't used it personally I still say you can't use all the features it offers it's just to much. As for making the switch I may but I don't have a Media Center PC per say so I cannot connect the PC to the TV without special adapters. It has a cool theme but that is no reason to switfh OS's and I also heard the Final Update Rollup was released not to long ago. Doesn't that make XP Pro more secure?

If not I may make the switch. But no adapters = no remote = no real purpose for it.
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NVTV hardware encoder $55.00. I paid 99.00 for mine.
you can download music and movies without this though. they let you rent a movie for like 24hrs.
http://froogle.google.com/froogle_cl...code&scoring=p

I use the nvtv to capture all of my law & order, everybody hates chris and 3rd watch episodes.
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i'm getting a media center laptop from Dell (blah blah, i can't hear you!)... it'll be fun with the tv tuner and remote.
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Where can i get a trial download or Free Trial CD Of Windows Xp - MCE 2005 with no Shipping & Handling Charges?????
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