Is there a single Windows based media center platform that does it all?
January 9, 2012 6:58 AM Subscribe
What are the best ways to watch and record live, broadcast TV in a Windows environment without using Windows Media Center?
posted by BobbyVan to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For the last couple of years, I've made my Windows 7-based HTPC the centerpiece of my home theater system, and have been mostly satisfied. The most annoying aspect is switching between programs (Windows Media Center and Boxee) for watching Live or Recorded TV and then watching downloaded or streaming content, respectively.
Ideally, I would have a single program that does it all... and with my wife and a small baby at home during the day, WAF is a must.
What I'm looking for is a full-featured, ten-foot media center program (like Boxee) that also integrates Live TV and PVR functionality (but is not Windows Media Center). I've toyed with XBMC, and have also been hearing about Plex recently. Is there anything else I'm missing?