Laptops forum

General discussion

Turning zd8000 into media center without Windows media cente

by elrockomundo / June 22, 2005 4:51 AM PDT

I just got my zd8000 today. I'm running XP Pro. What hardware/software do I need to watch/record TV on it?

Also, what's the deal with this "HP Dual TV Tuner/Digital Video Recorder" that they keep mentioning in the CNET review? This did not come with my new notebook and I can't find any mention of it on the hpshopping.com site.

Very much thanks.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Turning zd8000 into media center without Windows media cente
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Turning zd8000 into media center without Windows media cente
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
MCE
by tvewots / June 22, 2005 5:16 AM PDT

HP bundles Windows Media Center with the dual TV tuner, which is why it is such an expensive customization on HP-shopping website. That is the only way I know of purchasing the dual tuner through HP.

I have read about purchasing separate TV tuner, but know nothing about the software you need to set up and run with DVR.

Collapse -
yeah
by elrockomundo / June 22, 2005 5:42 AM PDT
In reply to: MCE

I just got off the phone with the guys at HP and they spelled it out for me.

I got this thing for video editing but now I want that tivo feature sooooo bad.

The guys at HP have just about talked me into buying a whole new zd8000 w/windows media center and returning this one.

Collapse -
Best Bet
by tvewots / June 22, 2005 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: yeah

It sounds like that is what you should/want to do. Consider this... within the next week or two, HP should be releasing an updated version of the ZD8000 with the option of an AMD Turion processor. May not be worth it to you, but for me, 64bit capable, plus better mobile performance will be.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
icon
Laptops 20,411 discussions
icon
Security 30,882 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
icon
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
icon
Phones 16,494 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions

REVIEW

Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.