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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    Looks like they've taken out h.264 support in the RTM (unlike the beta which was leaked a few weeks ago), so no HD for Europeans.

    What a monumental disappointment this whole much-anticipated Fiji thing has turned out to be...

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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    There are lots of rumours flying around about the update being split and two seperate updates coming...one in Spetember at CEDIA and one later, presumably adding HD support.

    I was really looking forward to tinkering with Freesat HD in VMC too

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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    There is one out there, x86 and x64 were released at the same time. I'm not about to tell you the details, but suffice to say that its available from certain sites.
    For the benefit of our new members, if those certain sites are providing illicit versions, there's not be even hinting at them on Hexus, as we don't allow that sort of thing. s_kinton clearly knows this, but newer members might not realise.

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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    I was really looking forward to tinkering with Freesat HD in VMC too
    Which freesat tuner did you buy?

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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    so i guess these means still no hd dvd or blu ray playback within vmc

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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfool View Post
    so i guess these means still no hd dvd or blu ray playback within vmc
    Correct...unfortunately they took the codec out of the RTM. There are rumours of another release later on this year with it back in.

    However, you can get HD in VMC if you have the RTM TV Pack 2008, but use the beta dll that had HD support still included. This has been shown to work elsewhere.

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    Which freesat tuner did you buy?
    I haven't bought one as yet. I was going to wait for the TV Pack 2008 release and find out which card had the best support.
    Last edited by s_kinton; 11-08-2008 at 12:11 PM.

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    Re: Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista

    Is the tv pack now included on oem copies of vista or not because i am building a htpc and want to know whether or not it is now out on oem copies before i buy one..

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