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Windows Home Server vs Windows media center RRS feed

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  • I'm trying to decide whetehr I need Windows Media Center of would rather go with Windows Home Server.  I know what Home Server offers that media center doesn't.  The key question.  I would like home server to be able to do all that it does plus also function as a media center in terms of acting as a central DVR.  I know PP3 adds some sort of link in with media center but not sure exactly what capabilities it brings.  Thoughts?
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:09 PM

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  • If you want a DVR, then you want a Media Center.

    What PP3 added was an automatic Recorded TV archiving service for Media Center (it moves shows from your local Recorded TV folder to a server share, and adds that share as a 'watched folder' on the MC box.)
    It did not add Media Center functionality to WHS. 

    Sorry to disappoint,
    -Chris


    MS-MVP (Media Center) [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:22 AM