Originally Posted by mariob33
I think if you put WMC and tweak in same sentence its root of your problems.
I actually use a second PC as my htpc because of that fear. I use one dedicated htpc with no codecs just the infinitv/hdhomerun tuners as a DVR/TV server. I pick my updates carefully and back up the OS (SSD - thanks Sammy2 for convincing me to use one) and data drives every night.
The main htpc and NAS also has nothing from a codec perspective on it now. I started ripping my new movies to m2ts to keep the MS world peace. i also hopefully will be able get my stuff to stream to other machines (Xbox, echo) better!
Too funny, but your right. I actuall have two HTPC's. One in a VM , and one on an SSD. Both work real well, bith have many tweaks for UI and still work well. It's the dam codecs and HDCP/EDID issues that really kill you. My new HTPC on an SSD, will play all, period. full HBR the works. I even have it fully customized with theater art work themed and fan art. It's differant hten my Sage server is, but in some respects I like it more.
That said, the hoops you need to jump through to get there are emense. Add a learning curve to it with codec's and such, and it can be down right daughting if you don't work with this stuff daily (I do and it still sucks). There is nothing like killing an entire weekend to get back to where you were on thur. night because you bought a new AVR. Going on my second weekend shortly. ...
I can't wait for someone to jump on the DTCP band wagon and make it work. Maybe Ceton could pull that off instead of the Q, rest in peace.