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Old August 14, 2009, 11:51 PM
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Has anyone tried using Windows 7 RC for HTPC, with XBMC? 32-bit or 64?
I am using it now. New mobo didn't want to boot on the old Vista install Works great so far. Although I am not using the RC I am using build 7600. I don't see it being a problem though.

At first I tried MediaPortal and the 'grabber' for TV show pissed me off beyond belief. So went back to XBMC.
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Old August 15, 2009, 12:56 AM
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That's good news. Is it possible to get TV shows streaming without US locale restriction? Do TV tuners require plugins to work with XBMC?
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That's good news. Is it possible to get TV shows streaming without US locale restriction? Do TV tuners require plugins to work with XBMC?
I am not sure what you mean by US local restriction?
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i think he's talking about sites like hulu.com, where you try to watch a streaming TV show but get "denied" because you are not located in the united states.
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Yes, exactly, I'm not really familiar with how XBMC works.
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XBMC isn't for recording. AFAIK it isn't possible with it. I do all my Recording with BeyondTV (not free though). I cut the commercials and convert them to MKV then throw them in the XBMC library.
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I have been using Vista home premium, for my HTPC and found it worked decently well but I can't really compare since I have not tried other software. For cutting commercial I am using a little free program called lifextender, it's not perfect and won't work 100 % of the time, some show will not be processed but for the most part it does exactly what it says it does.
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XBMC is poking the idea of brining PVR functionality with MediaPortal plugin or something like that:

Unified PVR front-end (DVR/HTPC client GUI with EPG) and Addons API for PVR back-ends - XBMC Community Forum
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