Re: Look over a proposed MCE2005 system and comment? (Quite long)
- From: "Jaime" <nospamfor-jaimelobo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 20:52:16 -0400
One thing I noticed (because I went through this), you will need to buy a
MCE remote to get the IR receiver for the 680. Alternately, if you can find
just an IR receiver to buy that functions with MCE, you don't need the whole
Logitech is absolutely ZERO help in making their remote (that they advertise
as "The Best MCE Remote") work with an MCE system if you don't have the MS
or Phillips remote.
I'm not sure why you can go buy a $30 MCE remote and it includes the
receiver as part of the package, but a $150 MCE remote can't come with a
part that makes the remote useless (for MCE) without it.
Sorry for the rant, I'm still irritated with Logitech,
"Fleabus" <Xrflynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm am building a new XP Pro SP2 system and will alter and reconfigure
> my present one and move it across the room to be part of my HT system
> using MCE2005 and networked to my new system.
> List of System2 components:
> O/S: MS MCE2005 OEM clean install
> REMOTE CONTROL: Logitech Harmony 680 Advanced Universal Remote
> TV TUNER: Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2
> VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256MB AGP retail
> TV OUT: S-video to 36" Sony Wega XBR-400 NTSC via
> AUDIO: Turtle Beach Catalina PCI sound card S/PDIF optical OUT to
> Denon AVR-3802 based HT System.
> NETWORK: Alcatel Speed Touch Home external ADSL modem to D-Link
> Express LAN [Intel 82562ET PHY/RJ45 port](networked to
> System #1 XP Pro SP2).
> MOTHERBOARD: Asus P4T533-C s478/i850e
> CPU: P4 2.8(b)GHz/533MHz FSB retail
> MEMORY: 1GB OCZ PC1066 RIMM
> CONTROLLER CARD #1: Promise Ultra133 TX2 PCI
> HDDs: 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Parallel-ATA133 (boot)
> 2x80GB Maxtor D740x 7200RPM ATA133
> CONTROLLER CARD #2: OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b (1394a + b) PCI card
> EXTERNAL HDD: 250GB Maxtor One Touch External Ultra ATA-133 7200 RPM
> HDD [1394a]
> BURNER: HP DVD Writer 640i black (Q6766A#ABA) DualLayer/LightScribe
> FDD: Panasonic
> KEYBOARD/MOUSE: Logitech DiNovo Wireless Bluetooth Media Desktop
> Relevant parts of HT System:
> RECEIVER: Denon AVR-3802 7x110W DD/DTS ES/ DPL II
> TV: Sony 36" Wega XBR KV-36XBR400 NTSC 1080i/480p/480i
> DVD PLAYER: Denon DVD-2800 progressive scan DVD Player
> VCR: JVC HM-HDS1U hybrid HDD/S-VHS
> SATELLITE RECEIVER: Bell ExpressVu Model 6000 HDTV receiver w/Dual LNB
> CABLE TV SERVICE: (Analog Basic + Extended + FM)
> COMPUTER VIDEO: System2 ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256MB AGP retail S-video
> System1 ATI RADEON X850 XT PE PCI-E retail S-video
> COMPUTER AUDIO: System2 Turtle Beach Catalina PCI sound card (optical)
> System1 Turtle Beach Catalina PCI sound card (optical)
> +Latest retail versions of PowerDVD & Nero.
> Tuner, video card and sound card all claim to support MCE2005
> Anyone spot any possible problem areas with the above gear/software
> and MCE2005?
> Thanks in advance,
> Fleabus ..............
> Please remove the X from my address to e-mail me.
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