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Hello all. A few questions from a n00b :)
Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:38 PM
First, my equipment :
Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo processor
plenty of disk space and RAM.
Cable modem/Internet (Roadrunner)
Windows Media Center.
No HD TV at this time, but possible in the near future.
I have a home network, Dlink wireless-N (DIR-655), with this PC wired and a laptop and desktop both wireless. Network functions well, WPA2 used. I currently have a D11 (el cheapo, I gather) Directv receiver, x2, in the house.
I am fairly computer literate, and build my own PC's and usually manually set up the home network (after hardware changes )
Now, for the questions.
All these are based on a possible Plus-DVR receiver purchase/upgrade (not done yet). I would like to use the functions of the Media Center, photos, vids from PC, possibly music.
Do I NEED Viiv, or will only Windows MC work?
Is Viiv a similar program/substitute for the Media Center?
I am considering purchasing the new Dlink wireless-N media extender coming out next month. Would that be an suitable alternative to getting a new receiver?
That's all I just came up with for now. Had a few more, think they got folded into the overload reading through all these forums.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:07 AM
Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:17 AM
At this point WMP11 will open and prompt you to set up media sharing for that device.
The HR2x-xxx supports Music and Photos. It does not at this time but.. will some point down the road support video.
Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:23 AM
My Setup - (Computer Setup Included)
HR20-700 - / - / H20-100 -
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:35 AM
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