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|Yes, new to MCE2005 is multi-mon support. This means you can run MCE on one display and use your desktop on the other. You can run one display at a completely different resolution than the other, so you get the best from both displays.|
There are a couple of things to be aware of:
1) You must run with the standard Windows multimon manager, not some proprietary display device driver that swizzles the display outputs behind the OS.
2) If you take window focus away from Media Center (eg. to use the mouse on the other display), that will force Media Center to leave DirectX exclusive mode and you will lose the performance benefits of DX exclusive mode (eg. video may tear under certain conditions). This usually isn't a big deal, because when you are doing critical viewing, you give focus to MCE.
|Originally posted by ChrisL01|
MCE is a superset of XP Pro. It includes everything XP Professional does *except* MCE 2005 no longer supports connecting to Domains.
|Originally posted by CocoonTech|
The only complaint I have is that I can't play many DVD's in 1080i on my HDTV big screen, as the MCE copyright protection will kick in, which is rather frustrating.
|Can you get WAV or WMA lossless playback at 44.1 KHz provided you have a card|
|I have a dual monitor setup where monitor 1 is my TFT for work and control and monitor 2 is my projector for movie viewing etc.|
Now, if I bought MCE, I would only want the MCE interface to appear on monitor 2 (my projector). Monitor 1 should still show the usual Windows desktop as I would do my work on that monitor.
Is this possible or not ?
|Originally posted by gadgetkid|
Do you know what the Digital Media Feature Pack is? How does one get the pack; it's not part of the MCE disk set.