Most of the time, the result is literally nothing: there is no feedback, no indication that it's done anything.
I am out of ideas and my wife is out of patience: we can't record series on cable anymore, and on Sunday she had to do a manual recording of "Mad Men" and babysit the TV to make sure that it worked.
Last night she proposed banishing the PC to the basement and bringing back a cr*ppy Comcast DVR.
Sometimes, though, I can follow the process in the Notification Area icon by hovering over it, or by opening Task Manager.
With the latter, the size grows to almost 200K and then disappears.
So before upgrading, I searched for a Windows Media Center alternative that was easy to set up and use.
So far, I haven’t found anything as simple as Windows Media Center, especially when it comes to setting up TV guide data.
For that, the basic Next PVR setup is enough to upgrade my desktop to Windows 10 with confidence.
Hi, We are using Windows 7 Media Center with an Infini TV 4 PCIe tuner.
It offers a several plugins, skins, and utilities, including a way to auto-detect and remove commercials.
It supports various media extender devices for watching TV on additional televisions, and you can even use Next PVR as a back-end service for other media center software, such as Kodi.
Because MC2XML relies on grabbing that data, you may have trouble getting up-to-date TV listings this way.