Monday, October 30, 2006

Media Center Turned 4 Years Old yesterday

Yesterday, Chris Lanier posted about Media Center celebrating its fourth year of existence as a retail product.

It's hard to believe time has gone by so fast. I was at the product launch in New York City's Bryant Park four years ago with my fellow Media Center MVPs.

Here's a picture of most of us near the end of that event.

mcemvplaunch

Post updated to reflect the fact that Media Center is four years old, and not five years old as I had originally posted


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5 comments:

Jose Manuel said...

Hello man :) can you help me please?i only have analogic antenna tv at home, but media center only searchs for digital antenna signal,how can i change that?when media center asks for my region, i select spain and only searchs for digital signal :( thanks in advance man.im using media center 2005 my tv tuner is an avermedia hybrid (analogic + digital) and FM

Jason said...

Hi Jose Manuel

Unfortunately, because I'm in North America, I'm not at all familiar with how the digital television setup for Europe is done. You might want to try asking in one of the European based Media Center newsgroups (perhaps the UK one might be a good start).
microsoft.public.uk.windows.mediacenter

Hope this helps.

Jose Manuel said...

thanks for the link,but you dont understand me hehe, i dont want to change to digital signal, i only want to view my analogic signal in MCE.But the problem is that my tuner is hybrid (DVB-T + analogic) and it seems that MCE only recognizes the DVB-T side of my card.there is some way to configure MCE to use the analogic side?or by buying a new one with analogic only it would run?or MCE 2005 doesnt support analogic signal.thx man

Jason said...

By design, Media Center only uses the digital part of the tuner in any hybrid tuner (AFAIK). There might be some device specific hacks (the KRAM drivers for the ATI HDTV Wonder is the only one that I've read about), but all in all, unless there is something like this for your tuner, you may be out of luck.

For what it is worth, Microsoft is looking at adding hybrid tuner support in a Post-Vista version of Media Center (see Preparing For TV Beyond Windows Vista for preliminary details.

Justin said...

Wow, Tom Arnold was at the Media Center launch event!?! I loved him in "True Lies"!

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/5814/Events/5814/TomArnold_Grant_12852373_400.jpg.html?path=pgallery&path_key=Arnold,%20Tom%20(I)