Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hopkinton, MA (originally from Bloomington, IN)
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A question on WMC Extenders- in order to watch a "live" channel on an Extender, does a tuner have to be semi-permanently dedicated to that extender?
I have a Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner USB on my HTPC. In order to watch live TV on another Win7 PC, I have to dedicate a tuner to the other PC through the Ceton settings. Is this not the case for Extenders? I hope not...
I'm trying to decide if I should wait for the Echo, instead of buying WD Live Streaming devices that play back .wtv files via DLNA... The WD devices won't let me watch live channels of course- and I'm also having trouble fast forwarding via my current WD Live Hub (3/4s the time after I press play to stop fast forwarding, the video stops and I get kicked back out to the list of files- so basically I can't do commercial skips- yuck!)
The Echo will be more expensive, but being able to watch channels live, and to have working fast forwarding will make them worthwhile (I'm thinking of buying three when they come out...)
At $179, they'll pay for themselves in ~2 years compared to $8 rental per HD box from my cable company...