has gone his way...
Funny... how did this press release get out before DirecTV's release about Direct2Go
Sweet !!!! Now I have another reason to rebuild my one system as a MCEdavezatz said:Bill Gates just announced a multi-year deal with DirecTV including moving content between DTV and Windows MCE.
For those online now, here's the live feed: http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx
Agreeing with Doug...SpacemanSpiff said:Is Windoze really the answer for the multi-media home theater backbone? Seriously. Given the issues MS has with security issues as well as stability, the last thing I want in my livingroom recording my TV is a computer running a M$ product that has a strong probability of suffering a Blue Screen of death at any moment.
I am not saying they "can't crash" Every OS out there CAN crash, Microsoft or other. I am just saying that they don't freeze and crash any where at the volume they used. (I have killed mine too, but I am usually doing something I am not supposed to or seriously seriously pushing the system hard, and it usually isn't the OS that locks, it is an App that goes out of control)SpacemanSpiff said:I'm only using XP Pro and XP Home. Which I think qualify from this century and I've crashed them both. Required hard boots to fix.
Considering that I trust the MS-OS and the underlying file system (and the RAID-10 I have in place) with 700gb of my home video's while editing them for DVD...SpacemanSpiff said:I'm not saying they haven't improved. But at the same time, do you want to trust your recordings to M$?
Me I don't.
No that is incorrect... well not 100% incorrect.Priz said:I just want to be clear on the R15 and the new HR20. From what I've read if you record two programs at the same time, you can't watch either while they're being recorded? That seems kinda stupid to me. That's one of the core things I do with my Tivo all the time. (I'll hop between tuners if it's an award show or something and rewind just to see who won in the categories I care about while watching a movie or show on the other Tuner also currently playing.) Next week I'll be recording House & Scrubs at the same time. It'd be nice to watch Scrubs and then clean it off then to make space (but I have it record in case something comes up and I get dragged off to fix a computer or if I'm having dinner and it takes forever to get our food/get our bill/etc.)
So just to be clear - if you record one show I assume you can check on the recording and watch the other tuner, but if you record two at once, you can't see either?
(how would you know if one of them ended early or ran long?)
I know I'll eventually have to make the move to the HR20, I just want to make sure I understand it/the features fully first.
Then mix in the fact that the Windows OS are the #1 installed home OS out there, and Microsoft has this MASSIVE target on there back that nearly anyone out likes to take a swing out (media and technical)tivolocity said:From Information Week Yesterday.
Linux/Unix Vulnerabilities Outnumber Microsoft Windows' 3 To 1
As Doug Said... you can watch something else already recorded.nhaigh said:Does that mean, given your example, that if you cannot watch what you are recording and both tuners are recording and that you have essentially rendered the device inoperable between 4:47 and 5:01?
Sorry...did you say Pentium I-200 with Win2k?tivolocity said:This is sort of a pointless discussion since there's no convincing the Microsoft haters. That said, At home I've got 8 PCs running versions of Windows from Win2k to Vista, and Fedora Linux. I've also got a Mac Mini. All of them have their good and bad. My primary file and print server is a Pentium I - 200 running Win2k Server. It's been running 24/7 for the last five years with very little down time, and it has never blue screened. In my experience, the "blue screen of death" isn't as common as it used to be. And, when it did happen, it was usually caused by a third party driver, or some obscure hardware.
Would be nice... maybe with the Microsoft MCE stuff...tivolocity said:What would make this all meaningful, is if there was a way to get the content onto a DVD. At $.99 an episode, downloading and burning a whole season of 24 would be cheaper than the current cost of a season box set. But, I'm sure that's exactly what they would like to avoid. Also, I didn't notice it in the release, but I'm assuming these episodes are commercial free.