Author Topic: Uber excited about LinuxMCE (but have a few hardware questions)  (Read 3161 times)

samcan

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For the last few months I've been using WindowsMCE in a home theatre my roomate and I built.  Recently I started looking across linuxMCE and saw all the things I desire in windowsMCE.

My current system (that if compatible I will be installing linuxMCE on) is as follow... It may seem like overkill but it was a really good deal:

Asus A8N32-SLI
AMD FX-60
2gb memory (pc3200)
EVGA GX6800x2
Creative X-FI Elite Pro


Video Projector: Sony VPL-VW50
Speakers: Sony HTD-DW830


As you can tell there is no video capture device and we have no need for one at this point in time.   



I also have a question about HD playback and I'll ask it here in the interest of not filling up the forum with one line questions....  Is HD playback from say HD home videos working or will it be a feature in a future release?



Thank you very much for taking the time to read over this,
SAM

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Re: Uber excited about LinuxMCE (but have a few hardware questions)
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 09:56:25 pm »
I would say that dual video cards is definitely a waste in this system, but I guess thats just my opinion. :)

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Re: Uber excited about LinuxMCE (but have a few hardware questions)
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 10:08:04 am »
What you could do very easily is make a dual boot machine with both WinMCE and LMCE if you are not certain yet.
I did with a 60 day trial WinMCE, but dumped that on the second day.
I did like it's way of locating shares better though, just navigate and select the appropriate folders.
Then again, there's no "auto" anything and too many restrictions about what you can share and not...
(The Xbox 360 woun't even see network shares mapped by MCE... arrrgh, well, LMCE for me)