Upgraded everything in my home to windows 8, server 2012 and picked up a surface tablet, also have a windows phone 8. Using media center with HDhomerun Prime (tv) and mymovies (movies). Problem is I want to use my surface tablet and/or windows phone 8 to control the HTPC and/or play movies/tv on it.
I have an asus tablet that mymovies works great on, I can use it as a remote as well as find a movie and have it play on the HTPC. But like the surface tablet better and would rather use it.
Anything better than media center with mymovies? I was looking into XBMC but it seems that it doesn't play well with HDTV with the DRM flags and recording. Media browser used to be nice, but it doesn't seem to be around much anymore.
BTW system's setup like this:
HTPC, ps3, xbox360 using 4x2 monoprice matrix switch to upstairs and downstairs:
Pioneer elite vsx-21? hdmi receiver
Viewsonic 8100 projector
7.1 with Mirage nanosats
Onkyo HDMI receiver
55" LCD sony tv
40" LCD sony tv (kitchen)
5.0 Mirage nanosats
HTPC is windows 8 pro
3.4ghz I7 3rd gen (3440 I believe)
7x2TB Drives for movies
using both dinovo edge and dinovo mini keyboards
Also have 2012 server that runs domain, folder redirection, and hosts pictures/music.
Have girder 5, USB to ir, and an IR expansion system between the floors. Have a Logitech harmony remote (big touchscreen) ---- none of this is really setup for whatever reason.