Media Center + Vista = World’s most expensive dvd player

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BronwenWeeGo.jpgSo we downloaded the 2.5 GB Vista RC1 and installed on our DIY media center in the hope it’d fix a few things that annoy us.  Unfortuantly, we now have the world’s most expensive dvd player that only operates using a mouse.  Luckily we installed it on a new RAID 0 setup so we can easily go back to the XP Media Center version (on a completely different HDD) until Vista is released and maybe a few service packs later…

What works:

  • We can play DVD’s
  • We can look at pictures
  • We can play music

What doesn’t work:

  • The remote control
  • Tv tuners

So we can’t watch TV and have to navigate using the wireless mouse.  That’s what we get for being on the bleeding edge.  We originally tried the Beta, and at that point it wouldn’t detect our projector…so it was basically useless, so it was quickly unistalled.  So at least we’ve moved in a forward direction.