Windows 7 Media Center

I think I’m finally catching up with the rest of the geek world… I’ve been running Windows XP on my media center (not media center, 32 bit edition on a 64 bit system… yeah, I know) because I already owned the license and I didn’t know if I’d really stick with the concept. However, we’re using it more and more and we’d like to add functionality. So tomorrow night I should be installing Windows 7 Professional. That’s step one.

I think I’m finally catching up with the rest of the geek world… I’ve been running Windows XP on my media center (not media center, 32 bit edition on a 64 bit system… yeah, I know) because I already owned the license and I didn’t know if I’d really stick with the concept.  However, we’re using it more and more and we’d like to add functionality.  So tomorrow night I should be installing Windows 7 Professional.  That’s step one.

The next goal is getting a Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner card and dumping TiVo.  I still love the TiVo interface, but getting 4 cable streams right to my media center is too good to pass up.  Plus I’ll be able to share all the content to the xbox in the bedroom.

I already know Windows 7 will be fine, but the Ceton thing is a little scary.  They haven’t been around too long and I’m not always an early adopter on computer hardware (I’ve been playing this game too long, I want my home systems to be stable).  So since there isn’t a ton of content out there about the Ceton device, I’ll update with my experience.

For the record, I’ll be using Time Warner and replacing a TiVo HD with the Ceton/Win7.

Jay

Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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