Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

I used Media Center until HD


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   rog47776

rog47776

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 14 posts
Joined: May 23, 2010

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?
Concurent 5 and 2.4 GHz WIFI. Hardwired Gig for DTV boxes HR22 and HR21. Windows Home Server with Playon. Many netbooks, notebooks and desktops...I know, I'm a geek.

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   bonscott87

bonscott87

    Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

  • Registered
  • 9,809 posts
Joined: Jan 21, 2003

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

David Bott

    Hall Of Fame

  • Administrators
  • 2,162 posts
  • LocationTraveling the USA
Joined: Jul 12, 2005

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.

David Bott

Admin - Owner

 

Founder - AVSForum.comTiVoCommunity.com, Home Theater Cruise, LLC, DBNet Consulting, LLC, 

Board of Advisers - Prelaunch.com

Connecting to Over 5 Million Unique Enthusiasts a Month

 

DISCLAIMER: All spelling and grammatical errors done on purpose for the proofreadingly challenged.





Protected By... spam firewall...And...