WinTV 7 is just too unstable for me. I tend to get weak reception at times and the software just crashes or becomes unresponsive.
Which other clients can people recommend known to be stable?
MediaPortal, MCE are not any options as running XP x64.
What's the best Media Center or TV application under Linux?
I don't want XBMC.
Timeshifting doesn't work properly in WinTV7 either.
If you pause the buffer then forward and try to rewind, rewinding the buffer does not work. It continues to forward the buffer instead.
I paused the buffer then resumed and despite repeatedly trying to forward the buffer, it kept on rewinding the buffer instead.
I mean these are glaring holes and issues on the most basic of features.
Been wondering the same thing, what did you decide on?
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Windows XP MCE2005 / Windows 7, ABIT IC7-G m/b bios is the newset, using onboard lan, sound; com ports; printer port disabled in bios. XFX GForce 7950 GT agp, Audigy 2 zs Platinum Pro, 2 gig (2 * 1gb ddr 400 memory), p4 3.2ghz HT @ 3.7ghz, 2 * wd500gb sata2, LG dvd ram, logitech usb cordless mouse, 3 nova-t pci (new models). Ariel (TELEVES DAT45), Distribution amp (Philex SLX4B), Leeds (double shielded), Trust Power Master 520W PSU Big Fan PW-5550. NVIDIA 1.02-223_purevideo_decoder
I'm now using Linux after a hell of lot of swatting.
There's ample more choice of PVR apps under Linux and the performance of the Video is like you get on a real TV. Unlike Windows where it's apparent watching TV on a PC (however good the hardware).
But with Linux it's about getting down to every piece of code and leaving no-stone-unturned in trying to accomplish what you want to do with your hardware. Linux brings the essence of what you're actually doing (or trying to do) to the fore, unlike Windows where it's alot of procastination.