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I there a launch date yet for the UK version of the Media Center extender?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by sunlink, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. sunlink

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    I XBOX Media Center a viable solution, can it be bought in the UK?

    Cheers

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  2. lisag

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    Don't know if other MCE extenders will be available in the UK.
    Xbox 360 due out end of the year.
    Or, get a modded xbox and import a copy of the MCE Xbox extender software/remote kit, from a retailer on ebay. Works well :)

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    Lisa,

    Thanks for the feedback. I have heard reports of problems with imported copies of MCE Xbox extender, due to the fact it doesn't support 16:9 or PAL. Can you confirm that this is not the case.

    Many Thanks

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    Well, I am using mine on a 4:3 CRT so not sure about the 16:9 thing, although there is not the zoom option that there is on my main MCE. I imagine you will have to stretch it using your tv display settings.

    The PAL thing is not a problem, even though it is a US disc it still runs ok with the Xbox settings set to PAL, picture quality is very good by the way.

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    The Xbox does need to be modded to run the Media Center Extender application. It is region locked to NTSC & will not run on a stock PAL Xbox. One great advantage of modding is that the MCX can be loaded to the hard disk & you don't have to much around loading up the DVD every time that you want to use it.
     
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    What about the 16:9 thing, I am curious now? If you change the xbox settings to display at 16:9 will the MCE extender application then be in widescreen?

    BTW - I thought I had to keep my xbox settings on NTSC to run the extender disc but was getting interlacing - so I changed the settings back to PAL, and the application still runs ok - no interlacing! The wonders of a modded xbox.... :rolleyes:
     

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