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Do sofware/virtual Microsoft Media Center Extenders exist?

Posted on 2010-01-01
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We are running Vista ultimate x64 with Media Center and our xbox is acting as an extender.  Is there any way that I can view television on any of the other vista/Windows 7 computers on our network?  


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I have never seen a software/virtual media center extender, you can connect the boxes together so they can share tv shows....

I would suggest going to this website:  http://thegreenbutton.com/

They have a lot of information on how to link up multiple media center boxes...
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I have the same setup as you. You can't share live TV, but you can share Recorded TV with the other Windows 7 computers if they are all part of a Homegroup. On the secondary Windows 7 computer, open Media Center, go to Recorded TV, and click "Shared" in the horizontal menu at the top. You can then browse Recorded TV by the computer name on the network.
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Thanks guys!

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