BIG thanks again to TVROPICAL.
WINDOWS 7! WINDOWS 7!
I would like to report that his registry fix (for the timing of the IR codes) not only works for Vista (as reported in Sept 2007) but they also work for Windows 7 Beta!!!
I did find that the machine did need to be rebooted after the registry change though, not just restarting media center. I speculate this is due to the media center desktop widget which likely keeps the registry keys in use.
One other note: Performance of Win 7 media center may be slightly slower than Vista Media Center. But maybe its just busy indexing content as it is freshly installed........ if it gets better, ill post a note. It could also be the ancient hardware I am running it on but I still expected Win7 to be faster than Vista. Athlon XP 2600 1Ghz with 1 GB RAM. Yes, really!
And on another note:
I cant wait for MTS's new TV platform (currently in testing in VERY small areas of Winnipeg). I am sure the new Set top boxes (STBs) will cause us some small issues, but as the platform is Microsoft TV based, we Media Center users may get some enhanced functionality too! (maybe media Center will upnp discover the STB and interact directly with tuning and stored content???) I would love to hear reports from anyone participated in the geographically limited trial (or maybe the new platform is already deployed in Portage La Prairie??).
Last edited by slukaschuk; 2009-01-14 at 08:29 PM.
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