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An alternative to WindowsMCE...

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
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My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
#1
Whilst looking about on ebay I noticed someone selling a CD compilation of alternative software, including something called MediaPortal, which according to their website is an alternative, and free, peice of software that works just like MCE, minus the impacton your wallet... :D

_http://www.team-mediaportal.com/

Once I get a hard drive for my PVR project I'll be trying it out on that... :D
 

Leee

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Sky+ v2 (120Gb); DM7020Si*motorised; PC/S2-3200
My Location
47°N/8°E/490m
#2
it's not bad if your tv card works with it. Rough around the edges.
 

PoloMint

Super Minty Mod
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1,588
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1
My Satellite Setup
1200cc with 100,000,000,000 neurons and 100,000,000,000,000 connections
My Location
Fife, Scotland
#3
I've used it for a year or so, I quite like it, but agree with Leee that it's not yet got a smooth or finished feel to it.

However it is far better than the software that came with my Hauppauge NovaT DTT tuner
 

pgh13

Specialist Contributor
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My Satellite Setup
XTrend ET8000, Dr HD 15, PC/twinhan combination. 80cm dish. GBPVR with 2 DTTV cards +hauppauge Media MVP +Raspberry Pi running XBMC
My Location
Midlands UK
#4
Take a look at GBPvr.com.....it's the dogs