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  1.    05 May 2015 #71
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Here's another option, which isn't even all that expensive. Get yourself a cheap XBOX 360 for $150 (or get a used one even cheaper) then get something like this:

    http://cetoncorp.com/products/infinitv-6-ethernet/


    for a grand total of $450 you have yourself a killer, 6 channel DVR that supports all premium channels, streaming, etc... Plus, you can use Windows 10 to view the content...
    So are you going to give me the $450 to do what I can already do for free? I am on a fixed income, disabled and basically housebound (working on that, start rehab in the next week). You must be joking buying an X Box one. Windows phones have a bigger market share than those . I would never buy a toy console, that is why we have 12 computers in a 2 person household. I have 100mbs down and 25mbs up internet and no cable TV, just the 20 or so local stations . We use computers. Are you being paid by Microsoft by any chance Mystere? I have yet to hear you complain about anything they do.
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  2.    05 May 2015 #72
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,826
    OS X, Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    So are you going to give me the $450 to do what I can already do for free? I am on a fixed income, disabled and basically housebound (working on that, start rehab in the next week). You must be joking buying an X Box one. Windows phones have a bigger market share than those . I would never buy a toy console, that is why we have 12 computers in a 2 person household. I have 100mbs down and 25mbs up internet and no cable TV, just the 20 or so local stations . We use computers. Are you being paid by Microsoft by any chance Mystere? I have yet to hear you complain about anything they do.
    Fixed income. . .as if you are the only one here on the ten's. . .
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  3.    05 May 2015 #73
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Here's another option, which isn't even all that expensive. Get yourself a cheap XBOX 360 for $150 (or get a used one even cheaper) then get something like this:

    http://cetoncorp.com/products/infinitv-6-ethernet/

    for a grand total of $450 you have yourself a killer, 6 channel DVR that supports all premium channels, streaming, etc... Plus, you can use Windows 10 to view the content...
    Can you provide the source for this information, specifically you comment that "you can use WIndows 10 to view the content." I checked the Ceton website and cannot find any information about Windows 10 compatibility and they were previously burned by Microsoft when it decided not to support any WMC extenders other than the Xbox 360 in Windows 8. Removing WMC entirely in Windows 10 may also remove the software components that Ceton depends on for Cablecard DRM functionality. Of course if that happens it still doesn't prevent people from continuing to use Ceton devices on Win 7/8 computers with WMC as long as Microsoft doesn't eliminate the guide data for these machines.

    Until I hear something official from Ceton, I'm more willing to bet on the Silicondust Kickstarter project since their more recent devices are capable of recording/playback of DRM copy-once material independent of playready/WMC. Of course they still have to restrict playback to DRM compatible software/devices so I don't think it's likely that they'll be able to support playback, at least of copy-once material, on all of the software/devices that people are requesting. Of course this limitation exists with WMC as well.
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  4.    05 May 2015 #74
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryB View Post
    Can you provide the source for this information, specifically you comment that "you can use WIndows 10 to view the content." I checked the Ceton website and cannot find any information about Windows 10 compatibility and they were previously burned by Microsoft when it decided not to support any WMC extenders other than the Xbox 360 in Windows 8. Removing WMC entirely in Windows 10 may also remove the software components that Ceton depends on for Cablecard DRM functionality. Of course if that happens it still doesn't prevent people from continuing to use Ceton devices on Win 7/8 computers with WMC as long as Microsoft doesn't eliminate the guide data for these machines.

    Until I hear something official from Ceton, I'm more willing to bet on the Silicondust Kickstarter project since their more recent devices are capable of recording/playback of DRM copy-once material independent of playready/WMC. Of course they still have to restrict playback to DRM compatible software/devices so I don't think it's likely that they'll be able to support playback, at least of copy-once material, on all of the software/devices that people are requesting. Of course this limitation exists with WMC as well.
    You're misunderstanding. I said, you can view the content in Win 10 using the XBOX SmartGlass app.
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  5.    05 May 2015 #75
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    So are you going to give me the $450 to do what I can already do for free? I am on a fixed income, disabled and basically housebound (working on that, start rehab in the next week). You must be joking buying an X Box one. Windows phones have a bigger market share than those . I would never buy a toy console, that is why we have 12 computers in a 2 person household. I have 100mbs down and 25mbs up internet and no cable TV, just the 20 or so local stations . We use computers. Are you being paid by Microsoft by any chance Mystere? I have yet to hear you complain about anything they do.
    I did not say an Xbox one. I said an 360, which can be picked up for peanuts. Also, you might want to check the Xbox market share... it's roughly the same as the WII and half the PS4, so roughly 25% of the market.

    The vast majority of the cost is the TV Tuner, something you would have to buy for a new media center anyways. It always amazes me how people are willing to spend $1000+ on their PC hardware, and won't spend a dime on software.
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  6.    05 May 2015 #76
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,464
    Windows 10 Professional

    Still have the free WMC key. Never used it.
    (Well..., once, to try it out)
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  7.    05 May 2015 #77
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    u'k
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 64Bit Build 10240

    well thats made my mind up no win 10 for me
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  8.    05 May 2015 #78
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,464
    Windows 10 Professional

    You can still play some MS Games in 'Media Center' Mode!

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  9.    05 May 2015 #79
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,826
    OS X, Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Still have the free WMC key. Never used it.
    (Well..., once, to try it out)
    . . .Just couldn't get into it, nor could I in win 7. . .not a bad program just not my cup of tea. . .
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  10.    05 May 2015 #80
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Arfer Daley View Post
    well thats made my mind up no win 10 for me
    oh darn. . .we will miss you here on the 10's. . . have a good life. . .. . . a cake to show you we care. . .
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