"Yes MCE works"4.5 starson by rbuschman
Pros: Install was not a problem
Cons: It's still Windows OS
Summary: The program does indeed work well as a truly functional and user friendly DVR as long as you have two TV tuner video cards in it. So you can get some where near the full function of the unit. The ability to watch 1 channel and record another!The FM tuner option in some cards makes that option available to you the user as well. Adding a program like Shrink DVD makes archiving what you rent a real possibility.
The improvement in picture ( of my non HD TV )impossible to miss, as soon as the tv was turned on.
The chance to copy 20 + music CD's to it was a real benefit and meant, the cd player went away from the "pile" next to the TV along with the Tivo!
Having a full GIG of memory in the box was in my personal opinion a wise choice, for the performance of the pc. A 3.0 processor driven box would in opinion be wise, to get full use out of the box you buy.