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Old August 28, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Are you recording TV? If so then maybe you should stick with it. If you are not, then XBMC.
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No, I'm not recording tv, just dvd's, bluray and mkv;s.
What's the advantage of using XBMC over Window Media center?
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haw! typing MCE is a bad habit... i meant to say WMC. Guess i'm turning into an old dog ;)
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No, I'm not recording tv, just dvd's, bluray and mkv;s.
What's the advantage of using XBMC over Window Media center?
Menus are a lot easier to navigate. All your movies & TV shows get nice 720p/1080p backgrounds, movie posters & tv show episode & movie synopsis'. All done automatically as long as the movie title and tv series folders are named correctly.
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