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I used Media Center until HD


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#1 OFFLINE   rog47776

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

I used Media Center as an STB from version 2005 (XP) to Win 7...and left it only after I upgraded to HD from my provider. I was quite disappointed to learn the movie industry was making it near impossible for PC card makers to create HDMI input adapters. I'm on DTV so there's no "cable card" I could use.

So, I wonder what others are doing to resolve the HD issue with Media Center, or any PC based HTPC?
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#2 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:03 PM

There are 3-4 tuner cable card adapters you can get. Nothing for satellite. Ton of solutions for HD for OTA and clear QAM though.

#3 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

That is correct...nothing from that sat providers. Though DISH NETWORK did show a USB connection to a box a few years back and it was running the content though a MCPC. They did not see the market for it and dropped it. So sad as I also use media centers thoughtout my home to share content.

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