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Windows Media CENTER users, what do you use it for?

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What do you primarily use WMC for?

  • DVR (Recorded/Live TV, ala TiVo)

  • Video/Movie library

  • Music library

  • Photo slideshow

  • Streaming with 3rd party plugins, MacroTube, TVTonic, etc.

  • Streaming videos from Windows Media Center PC to other TVs through extenders (XBOX 360 or other).

  • What's Windows Media Center? I wish someone told me it existed in the first place!

  • I'm the one guy who paid to upgrade to Win8 Pro because I dig DVDs.

  • I use some other 3rd party app(s) for this (XBMC, MythTV, etc).

  • Don't use a media PC


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Lifer
Apr 5, 2005
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I'm planning on riding WMC out until it's no longer possible on my main TV. I haven't tried exploring future options yet due to not having any time...

My main use for it is for DVR purposes along with my HD HR prime
 

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Lifer
Jul 9, 2000
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I'm planning on riding WMC out until it's no longer possible on my main TV. I haven't tried exploring future options yet due to not having any time...

My main use for it is for DVR purposes along with my HD HR prime
I switched over to OpenELEC, and havent looked back. The only real issue is my HDHomerun is not supported by the HDHomerun add on. I have to figure that out before football starts, but since I have the NFL online package I guess it doesnt matter that much. I was actually surprised how well everything worked. I think I only had to use a shell once, and that was to set a custom skip forward/back interval. And surround sound now works! I must have changed something when it was WMC and forgot about it, and just got used to stereo when using WMC. And when I used Plex on my FireTV AC3/DTS is downmixed. Kinda feels like I bought a new sound system. :p

Come to think of it, all the things I used to use the FireTV for I now use the OpenELEC box, except Prime Instant Video. I use the htpc more with OpenELEC than I did with WMC. WMC will not be missed.
 

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