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Windows 7: Using laptop as extender


17 Aug 2009   #1

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Using laptop as extender

Any software exist to use laptop as extender ?

I can use other software etc like orb but i dont want to have to install yet more software on the HTPC when surely all it needs is built into MC

And I'm not buying a 360 for the bedroom, there's never any fun and games in there.....


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19 Aug 2009   #2

win7
 
 

Emm, no replies, is that because i have missed something really obvious and everyone is having a chuckle, or is it just not possible that its not going to happen?
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19 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Can't you use MC on your laptop but point the libraries to the HTPC ??
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19 Aug 2009   #4

windows 7 X64
 
 

was wondering the same, media center on the second pc can see all the movies videos music n what not from the main rig but no tv tuner sharing
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20 Aug 2009   #5

win7
 
 

emm, that sounds so simple i've got to try it lol, but that will mean putting Windows 7 on the laptop? its an old one it may slow it down a fair bit and gobble a fair chunk of its hdd....

I'll try windows XP with it first though.
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20 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Or, just use file browsing over your netowrk.
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21 Aug 2009   #7

win7
 
 

file browsing would be ok for me, but not mcuh use for less pc literate.

Is their anyway to access the tuners etc, that would be the final goal, I know orb can do it but I am trying to get away from that as its based on the availability of their server being up, if they close shop, it stops working.
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21 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Remote Desktop between the two PCs ??
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17 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Going to post here since I have the same question.

I don't understand why you couldn't set up a laptop with windows media center built in (like 7) as a media center extender to see live TV through the network, since you should have more options and controls than an Xbox 360. Right now I am stuck just being able to watch my recordings through my laptop, but no live TV signal or guide.

And what is this "Orb"?
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18 Apr 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheColdOne View Post
And what is this "Orb"?
lol reminds me of 'night at the museum 2' "And what is this cube of rubik?"
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