Thankyou Luis for you contribution to this thread.
I am extremly happy that you can put your own album cover images into the
media libary by doing that. That was something that was one of those
niggling annoyances that ends up ruining a good idea.
As for the No Sound Problem, like i say, i can pretty much garuntee that no
sound will be recorded if i just Power On, leave it on the welcome screen,
don't log on to any user, and let it record, as my Media Center did this the
other day with a full days worth of recordings, yet i have had no problems
recording tv if i'm logged on, and switching users enables me to be logged
on whilst still keeping my pc secure when unattended. But this is not how it
is meant to be, if anything, the PC should, if off, turn itself on to record
the TV, record it without the need to log on, and then turn itself off when
the program finishes. Now that would be impressive, the situation as it is
now is a big let down. I am part of the old school PC users who where taught
this "Nothing happens Randomly inside a PC, It does something for 1 reason
only, cause a human told it too" Therefore, it is someones fault, nothing
random about it.
The Divx Codec i have is the free one, downloadable from
"Standard DivX Codec, Free" and is Version number 5.1.1 and i have not
touched any of the settings in the configuration utility as i have no idea
wha to tick/untick in there. If there is something i should tick in there
that isn't ticked that would solve this problem, then please, let me know.
What about the Alarm Clock? Do Microsoft plan to update the current version
to one that you could set to 2 different volume levels, surely this can't be
THAT difficult for all those clever people at Microsoft to do??
If is was to go out and purchase a Digital TV Tuner card, (which should have
really come with the PC, and was a requirement Microsoft should have
insisted on for the builders of MCE's and was an opportunity missed) I
presume i would get all of the FreeView Channels, but what about DAB Digital
radio, i hate having to look at frequency numbers of Radio Stations, can i
get it to list Digital Radio Station Names under the Radio function or could
this be a feature of MCE2006?? Or at least give people the opportunity to
replace the frequency number with a Radio Station Name.
Once again, thankyou for your time in reading this, i'm glad that the
development team are listening to users feedback. I am one person who
belives that Media Centre Nirvana is not impossible, far from it, it just
requires a perfectionist attitude to it to get it right, Once they get it
right it will always be right.
If they want anything else testing, please feel free to send me one of them
lovely smart screens, a tablet laptop, and one of them Windows Powered
Phones would be nice, maybe a Beta version of Longhorn, and anything else
Mr.Gates has stashed waiting for future release.
Thankyou once again,
Paul Bilsborough - XXXX@XXXXX.COM