With the understanding that the overlap in a Venn diagram describing folks who use Windows Media Center, XBOX 360 as a Media Center Extender, and Visual Studio on their WMC machine is probably vanishingly small, I thought it might still be useful to post the problems I experienced with this combo, and the solution. My Setup I've been a longtime fan of Windows Media Center, ever since a former neighbor of mine showed me his WMC setup years ago. For a 10-foot experience, I think that the WMC "twist" interface works great, and it integrated very well with my Logitech
Harmony remote, using my XBOX 360 as a media center extender (I also tried one of the dedicated media center extenders, but it was underpowered and slow, and just painful to use).
I first used Windows Media Center with a Dell XPS 420 machine (a powerhouse at the time I bought it), along with dual CableCard tuners, allowing me to record two shows at a time in full HD from my FiOS TV subscription. I've since dumped FiOS TV, and now just record the few shows I care about over the air. But it's still a great solution, IMO,...(Read whole news on source site)