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34. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 4, 2012, 20:46 noman
 
Windows Media Center is a great application for an HTPC. I have it on my gaming HTPC with media browser plugin and the only alternative that comes close is XBMC (and its derivatives) and even that doesn't compare when considering WMC's live TV recording features.

I have links within WMC to start XBMC (for TV shows), and PowerDVD for Blu-Ray playback. DVDs play best in WMC, because of the excellent MPC remote integration. The PowerDVD I have doesn't have full functionality exposed through remote, but for blu-ray playback I don't have any other choice (well, I do have a PS3 but......)

I'd understand if WMC was available for a small price on Windows 8 non-pro versions, and even then I'd expect a reduced price for base windows, or an enhanced WMC. To get the same WMC that we have had with Vista and Win7 (it's there in Win8 preview), and to have Win8 pro upgrade to get this is quite disappointing.

And apparently Windows 8 will not natively support DVD playback.

Up to now, I was looking forward to have Windows 8 on the HTPC, since the new start screen (and the metro interface) looked quite MPC remote friendly. However to pay for "Win 8 pro pack" for the standard edition is something I'd not do unless there are compelling reasons.

I might have to stick with Windows 7 then.
 
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