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    I'm Starting to Hate MCE


    Stupid video decoders, stupid jittery playback. Stupid WinDVD, PowerDVD, NVidia, Nero. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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    Man, same here!! I bought my Vaio with MCE 2004, and it worked *flawlessly*. Then, Sony sent me the upgrade for $10, and now it hangs, crashes, pukes and belches all the friggin' time! I've done everything I can think of - Windows updates, BARE SYSTEM, etc. but can't seem to make it stable. M$ has a couple of 'fixes' for it, but nothing seems to help. This really is just a rant, but if anyone had any suggestions, I'd gladly take 'em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte

    Oh, I knew someone would post something about "Switching"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukchris

    Stupid video decoders, stupid jittery playback. Stupid WinDVD, PowerDVD, NVidia, Nero. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
    yep - it sucks

    and macs have even more limits, problems , lack of software ext ext

    and linux also sucks for video

    I use a WinFast TV2000 XP Expert and have no problems
    its not the best - but I have never had even one problem

    here is a review

    and another

    its about $50 and has all the softwae - even has FM radio

    it is a card that uses software to encode video - but I used one
    on a 800mhz computer with no problem, just recorded in "mpeg 2"

    they have others - google it - and you may be able to use
    your capture card with SnapStream Beyond TV, SageTV, GB-PVR,
    GB-PVR works with a lot of the Hauppauge cards and is free

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    I gave up and got Skyplus.... I know you guys have got some other PVRs which connect to the network cos my Xbox Media Center supports it... cant rember what its called though.


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    i might switch we'll see how apps translate on the new chipsets. hows mac for codecs?

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