Computer and TV

Mr. Anderson

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Ok, this is somewhat interesting and I'm wondering why Apple with their MPEG QuickTime options haven't arleady done it - especially since regular tvs have only 640x480 res - you can get a lot of mileage on a 120 Gig disk. But I wonder if you'd be able to switch channels with the software or have to do it manually. The interface they talk about has buttons on the tower, not what I would want. Go all software, including the cable box interface and you could have a very cool system - add an extra monitor and you'd have the perfect setup.

http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/11/29/sproject.hs02.media.center/index.html
 

AssassinOfGates

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A cardboard box.
Not to mention the TAM also had one. I myself used to use an ixTV card in my old powermac 7500, and now I use EyeTV. The only thing that bugs me about TV cards is MPEG recording, and Quicktime 5/6's bug with MPEG audio. It takes forever to demultiplex and convert so you can keep the audio.
 

vniow

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I accidentally my whole location.
You can already do that with some third-party hardware and software right now, I do it.
But that Media Centre XP is pretty slick I gotta say.
If it wasn't from MS and you could get it seperate from a whole computer, I might consider it.
 

wdlove

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How much Hard Drive space does it use? Is it doing any actual damage to your Hard Drive? Thank you for your imput! :)
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by idkew
apples been there, done that. years ago.
But this is quite a bit of a step up from that - I even saw the ad on TV recently and it has some nice appeal. It would require an actual test drive though - but I'm thinking the software and hardware available today make it a much more practical - and the fact that the price isn't too bad either.

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