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|Originally posted by Alec|
It ties into the TV tuner driver in a particular way however, which means most tuner cards (except those certified for use with it like the ones installed on the above mentioned vendors' media center PC's) will not work with it. The newest ATI All-In Wonder cards' tuners might work however.
|The group at Microsoft responsible for the Media Center shell is not the same as the folks working on Windows Media technologies. In fact, they step on each other's toes office politics wise (a typical MS story). Therefore there's no meaningful integration / interoperability to speak of with Windows Media player / encoder video wise, and you e.g. cannot edit your TV recordings captured in Media Center, with Windows Movie Maker. The video quality of the time shifting recordings lags behind what's possible using Windows Media codecs version 8 or 9.|