Media Center Rocks !

By patrickwellink
November 2, 2004
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Well something else this time…..

I got a Media Center Remote last week so I tried an install of Mediacenter on my Media PC. My Media PC is hooked up with a SPDIF (optical cable) to my DVD player so I can get nice Dolby Surround with the movies I watch with the PC.

The remote from media center makes everyting a lot easier then before and navigating is MCE is very easy. I gave the remote to my Girlfriend and didn’t got it back for a few hours. Before I knew it, she was uploading all her favorite CD’s into the Media Center PC.

But there was one problem. Since I use SPDIF the remote control couldn’t manage my volume. SPDIF is a digital signal and doesn’t have volume control on it. So as happy as I was, there was a new problem. I had to use the DVD remote control to operate standby and volume on my DVD and the MCE remote control for the rest.

But I found out that the MCE remote was a programmable remote. I looked around on the internet and found the manual of the remote. I reprogrammed the volume buttons and the standby of my DVD and could do away with the remote of my DVD player.

The programmable buttons (only three buttons can be programmed) were EXACTLY what I needed. How many times do you see a product that meets 100% of the customers need.

I can only say Bravo Microsoft !!!!!!!!!!!


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