Originally Posted by newbeetle18t
Just curious did you work out the issue of the MC remote not controlling the volume?
Thanks for the update.
Sorry foor the late response. I got an email notification from avsforum due to D53's post and saw you had asked me the status.
I never figured out the problem but it is now OBE (overcome by events).
That PC got to be a monster in size. 2 external ATI tuners,an HDHOMERUN sitting on top,a UPS PLUS all those wires and power bricks made for a messy looking thing in my living room where the TV is.
I watched a really great 45 minute Demo of Media Center by Microsoft on the new Internet TV Beta which really explained everything about Media Center.
From what I learned about extenders, I decided to hide 'Medusa' (it is what my wife started calling the PC
) in a closet and use a Meda Extender.
So, during my week off between Christmas and New Years,getting my Home Theater setup right was one of my projects. It took me over 2 full days to get this project done.
I just put the finishing touches on this project and it looks great because there is almost nothing to see.I have an XBOX 360 being used as a media center extender and it is connected to my Denon AV receiver via HDMI. That gives me the 1080P Video to the TV and the sound to the 7.1 speakers.
The remote that comes with the HP IS a Media Center Remote so I taught my MX700 Remote from that and added in the Receiver stuff so I have a single remote to control everything.
I hope this post does not cause folks to miss D53's question but at least it causes another reminder email to read avsforum to go out.
Happy New Year