Windows Media Center 2005 – First Look
May 3, 2005
The parts arrived for my overly-cooked PVR, and I got a chance to assemble it and install Windows Media Center 2005.
My first impressions?
Here’s a (rather lengthy) first look at MCE 2005.
Software – Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2005
- CPU – AMD Athlon XP 3000+
- RAM – 3 x 512MB DDR400
- Motherboard – MSI K7N2 Delta2-LSR (NForce2/Socket A)
- Case – SilverStone Lascala SST-LC13-B HTPC Case
- Power Supply – Thermaltake Silent PurePower TT-420AD
- Hard Drive – 1 x Western Digital 160GB SE Ultra ATA
- Hard Drive – 1 x Seagate 200GB SATA
- Video – BFG GForce FX5700LE
- Tuner – Hauppauge PVR-250
- Keyboard – Airboard
- Remote – Microsoft Media Center 2005 OEM Remote
Everything but the case, motherboard, power supply and remote were repurposed from the previous incarnation.
The HTPC is hooked to a basic RCA DRD435RH DirecTV Receiver via SVideo, and to a JVC 32″ TV via SVideo. Audio out is (currently) stereo out to a Home Theater receiver.