to get true HD you need to buy a certified computer that supports
Digital Cable tuners (you then get cable cards from Comcast). you
can't just add functionality to an existing Vista machine.
you can order new machines with TWO digital cable tuners, or some
very high end machines with up to 4 (which include a custom
installer coming to your home).
The number of LIVE TV shows you can watch = the number of tuners
(plus others that view the same content at the same time) but other
extenders can display recorded tv and other features.
router - depends on which one you have. there is a list of certified
for Windows Vista at http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Pro...=v&cid=712&g=d
On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 12:54:05 -0800, Weatherman1126
>I just have a few questions about Media Center in Vista. I'm running Home
>First: I subscribe to Comcast HD, and want to get HD into MC. Can I just
>plug a coax cable directly into an ATSC TV tuner and receive HDTV?
>Second: How many tuners can MC handle? If I plan to use extenders (in the
>future), is there flexibility for the possibility of 2+ tuners?
>Third: If I do end up getting extenders, do you think my typical Linksys
>router will be able to handle 3 ethernet extenders (wired) running HD ? Do
>you think a typical computer would be able to handle all three HD extenders
>running at the same time?
>Fourth (related to two): Will I actually need a tuner per extender? If so,
>this could present a big problem.
>Well, that's actually like six questions.
>Thanks a ton for any help!
MS Windows-MVP http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/