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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
Two fallback positions to try before surrendering...

Two fallback positions to try before surrendering to the DVR! I'll check out what Tivo's offering these days.

The quality of the WMC program info is (was?) one of the things wife likes over the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks bmcn and LastButNotLeast. The...

Thanks bmcn and LastButNotLeast.

The weirdest thing is how it seems to be different for everybody depending on where you live. It's like they're rolling out the program guide info in random bits...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
For you and others who are now getting their EPG...

For you and others who are now getting their EPG from Rovi, I have a question:

Do you have specific episode information for series shows, or only generic info? In addition to my Vista which gets...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
Nope, I don't have TV Pack 2008 installed. My...

Nope, I don't have TV Pack 2008 installed. My Vista MC files are .dvr-ms.

BUT... I just went into the program guide and this time, most channels say "no data available." There are literally only...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
Cool, thanks! Wonder why it's set to do that...

Cool, thanks! Wonder why it's set to do that automatically in Vista Media Center but not in 7MC.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
I use 7MC to watch cable and I love it, but I...

I use 7MC to watch cable and I love it, but I also have a separate Vista system with an OTA tuner in the office. One thing I like about VMC that 7MC doesn't seem to have, is that if you mute VMC then...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,789
Posted By JorgeA
Another Vista holdout here. :) A couple of...

Another Vista holdout here. :)

A couple of days ago I saw that the EPG was running out of data. Did a manual guide update from within WMC and everything changed over without a hitch. Programmed...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By JorgeA
I'll be darned! It does come with WMC. This is...

I'll be darned! It does come with WMC. This is good news for the OP.

You're right, I was confusing 7 Pro with Vista Business. :o

To add to what I wrote before, extended support for Vista ends...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By JorgeA
You can still find retailers who'll sell you...

You can still find retailers who'll sell you Windows 7 computers, but bear in mind that Microsoft doesn't allow them to sell the Home Premium edition, which comes with Media Center. The Pro version...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks for the explanation, I'm seeing much...

Thanks for the explanation, I'm seeing much better now how the pieces fit together in the jigsaw puzzle.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks for the links. But I don't (yet)...

Thanks for the links.

But I don't (yet) understand how the process of downloading EPG data into WMC from an alternative source would work, or how Schedules Direct specifically would help with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By JorgeA
Exclamation [emphasis added] Huh, I didn't know that...

[emphasis added]

Huh, I didn't know that was possible. How does one change the EPG source in WMC?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 658
Posted By JorgeA
Come to think of it, at least one time the issue...

Come to think of it, at least one time the issue with our HTPC having problems tuning channels had to do with Norton Internet Security getting in the way. (The memory's all fuzzy now.) Maybe I should...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 658
Posted By JorgeA
Thumbs up Thanks for the tip! I'll check out Woody's...

Thanks for the tip! I'll check out Woody's website.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 658
Posted By JorgeA
Yes, I think that's the one. I remember reading...

Yes, I think that's the one. I remember reading somewhere that the update (I don't recall which one anymore) also messed up DRM for Windows Media Player.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 658
Posted By JorgeA
Thanks guys, it looks like there's many different...

Thanks guys, it looks like there's many different ways people handle the updates issue.

Given our home's experience with updates, the way we use the PC, and wife's extreme upset when the thing...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 658
Posted By JorgeA
WMC users: do you install Windows Updates?

We have a Windows 7 PC that houses a Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe tuner and runs Windows Media Center.

Installing the monthly "Patch Tuesday" Windows Updates has always been a nail-biting experience for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 481,872
Posted By JorgeA
Looks like your post and my edit crossed in...

Looks like your post and my edit crossed in cyberspace. :)

Thanks for the idea. I will move on to that stage if this happens again, although (because of the Norton connection) right now it sounds...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-27-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 481,872
Posted By JorgeA
"Viewing or Listening Conflict"

Not sure if I should post this here on in the WMC thread, but here goes. If a mod allows it, I may cross-post over there.

I'm getting this dreaded error message, and I'm hoping that somebody can...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 762,011
Posted By JorgeA
Thumbs up Thank you mdavej and Ken.F for the info on these...

Thank you mdavej and Ken.F for the info on these remotes, it's just what I was looking for. If there were a "thumbs up" smilie, I'd be putting it right here. :)

It'd be a shame to throw out...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-20-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 762,011
Posted By JorgeA
Sorry for the delay, it was a hectic couple of...

Sorry for the delay, it was a hectic couple of days.

Thanks very much for the replies. Below is a pic of both remotes, with the old one at left.

Let me know if this helps, or if you need...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-16-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 762,011
Posted By JorgeA
Question I have a "new" 7MC remote, what do I do now?

The printed symbols on some of the keys on our old Windows 7 Media Center remote are wearing out, and I have a new remote that I'd like to install. Are there any issues or pitfalls that I need to be...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-03-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By JorgeA
Good news: the next month's statement came in,...

Good news: the next month's statement came in, and not only did they adjust the bill going forward, they also credited me for last month's overcharge. We're back to one (free) CableCARD plus the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 762,011
Posted By JorgeA
Something else to watch out for...

Something else to watch out for (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/12/microsoft-withdraws-bad-windows-7-update-that-broke-future-windows-7-updates/?comments=1) this month:


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Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 481,872
Posted By JorgeA
This may be a shot in the dark but... did you...

This may be a shot in the dark but... did you install the Windows Update KB3001554 from September? It's described as helping Microsoft to "improve the experiences when users play DVDs in Windows...
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