October 31st, 2004, 09:19 AM
Intervideo Home Theater: An MCE Alternative
From the Official Site :
InterVideo Home Theater is your complete entertainment center! Get the most out of your multimedia content - TV, DVDs, Picture, Music, and Video - pause live TV, record a show, listen to your favorite song, import playlists, create a unique slideshow of photos and enjoy a DVD movie with theater-like sound. Experience all this & more from the comfort of your couch with the included remote control!
* TV: Pause, rewind and create your own instant replay while watching live TV with time-shifting functionality. Channel Surf lets you view 16 channels at a glance and you can easily schedule programs for recording.( requires optional TV tuner card with WDM driver )
* DVD: Experience your movie like you would in a theater with Dolby Digital audio for amazing surround sound.
* Picture: Create slideshows of your pictures - add background music, transitions and print your favorites directly to share your memories!
* Music: Enjoy your music from an audio CD, MP3 or WMA file - create unique playlists for every mood and enhance your listening experience with music visualizations!
* Video Clips: Watch home movies or videos, capture still images and sort by name or date.
Several Review/Articles on Intervideo Home Theater:
The Intervideo Home Theater Website:
InterVideo Home Theater™ 2 Gold
InterVideo Home Theater™ 2 Platinum
Note: Apparently the only supported OS platforms are Windows XP and 2000.
I am using this now. Works great. A nice alternative to MCE2005 if you don't have compatible hardware.
November 1st, 2004, 04:27 AM
all bets are off...
Looks good. I'll have to see if it supports digital TV.
November 1st, 2004, 04:49 AM
I unstalled the last one. I had some issue with it. It had a huge ass gui as well. Maybe this is better.
November 1st, 2004, 07:38 AM
I like this program and have decided to go with it as my primary Media Tool for the machine I have connected to my TV. It does a superb job and is very simple to use.
November 1st, 2004, 13:36 PM
boogs did you have to del msipv to run the tv. since my tuner isnt supported yet could be a good alt.
November 2nd, 2004, 09:12 AM
I don't believe I had to uninstall the MSIpv. I just made sure that they both were not running at teh same time.
November 2nd, 2004, 10:31 AM
all bets are off...
How does it handle scheduled recordings? Does it work with your remote control?
November 2nd, 2004, 11:33 AM
I can't use the remote because it's with my satellite. And I haven't even tried to do a scheduled recording yet.
November 3rd, 2004, 04:12 AM
do they have a list of supported hardware, and is it better supported than MCE?
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