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    Default Re: Windows MCE 2005 PC Parts - Bulk Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Specifically with the remit of being able to playback 720p HD material....
    I can't answer that directly, but PC Pro's lab tested a 3.4GHz P4 with 2GB RAM installed in a media system against 1.6GHz Pentium M with 512MB RAM and the latter won.

    OK, so you could argue that you could tune either system either way, but if a P4 3.4GHz can cope with hi-def then I guess the M could. Sticking in a blinding video card would probably help some, but that's not my personal intention as hi-def for me today is not a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto-Mate
    This is an initial post to see if there are enough people interested in a bulk buy of parts to build a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 PC.

    The kit would consist of some or all of the following

    1. Motherboard
    2. CPU
    3. RAM
    4. HardDrive
    5. DVD Burner
    6. Case
    7. Video Card
    8. TV Tuner Card
    9. MCE 2005 OS
    10.MCE Remote

    If we get enough interest we can approach a supplier for prices.

    If you DO have an interest then please reply to this thread


    Thanks

    M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto-Mate
    This is an initial post to see if there are enough people interested in a bulk buy of parts to build a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 PC.

    The kit would consist of some or all of the following

    1. Motherboard
    2. CPU
    3. RAM
    4. HardDrive
    5. DVD Burner
    6. Case
    7. Video Card
    8. TV Tuner Card
    9. MCE 2005 OS
    10.MCE Remote

    If we get enough interest we can approach a supplier for prices.

    If you DO have an interest then please reply to this thread


    Thanks

    M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto-Mate
    This is an initial post to see if there are enough people interested in a bulk buy of parts to build a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 PC.

    The kit would consist of some or all of the following

    1. Motherboard
    2. CPU
    3. RAM
    4. HardDrive
    5. DVD Burner
    6. Case
    7. Video Card
    8. TV Tuner Card
    9. MCE 2005 OS
    10.MCE Remote

    If we get enough interest we can approach a supplier for prices.

    If you DO have an interest then please reply to this thread


    Thanks

    M.

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    Presume you are trying to "Bump" this topic? Would be useful to actually post something though.

    Obviously this bulk buy didn't happen.

    M.

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    Default Re: Windows MCE 2005 PC Parts - Bulk Buy

    Hi there;

    I have managed to build one from a basic pc set up, had a few problems with the TV cards though. Installed a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150MCE and worked fine and plenty of connections to add video player, etc too. No freeview with this card though. Installed Xpert DTV DVB-T to get Freeview, had problems due to an error "Cannot render MPEG2 Demux filter".

    Still stuggling to pick up a card after looking at views that will install with the lease amount of issues.

    Using a graphics card with both DVI and basic monitor output.

    All together, I would recommend the MCE, great for music, films, ebay viewing, pictures, etc. just a shame about the TV card.

    Keyboard/remote and the user friendly of the software and displaying on a good size screen using DVI connection, top marks. (admin@jasmaweb.co.uk)

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