OrigenAE S16V black
Seagate 1,5 TB 72oo.11
- MSI P45 Neo3
- Intel e2140 oc @ 3,0 Ghz
- Gainward 8600GT passiv
Terratec Cinergy XXS
- Windows 7 Pro RTM (MSDNAA)
- Logitech DiNovo mini
- Samsung LE40M78 40" (fullHD)
Samsung 2343BW (2048x1152)
After experiencing the crappy Vista, Windows 7 is a real nice OS to have. Especially as a Mediacenter in combination with the Dinovo Mini. I also use it a my working computer, for this reason, I
pulled a 10m HDMI Cable to my USM Haller desk with the Samsung 23", combined with an amplified USB cable an a 7-USB hub next to the desk, connecting to the periphery. It's a beautiful setup and
it is so nice to only have one computer to care about.
The whole system is connected to a Sony amplifier with a quadrophonic audio system, consisting of a pair of B&W and a pair of Celestion Series 5 speakers in all corners of the room. So I don't have 5.1 audio, but this would make no sense with my changing viewing positions (bed, desk, sofa).
Alltogether, I really like my multimedia-home solution. Took a while to figure it out, but now everything work beautifully.
Guess what: Vista is crap. Just two days ago it deleted all the fotos on SD Card (It tried to "fix" it). Copying takes between 5 and 20 times longer than it does under XP.
The only good thing is the Vista Media Center. Well, it has to be tuned a little (it doesn't even play divx without plugins), but after that it is the best MediaCenter solution I found.
Vista Mediacenter Plugins
Howto automaticly download your favourite TV show
using uTorrent and rss