Paul is thinking about building a new home theater and gaming PC and is looking at NVidia for video cards. Leo says that NVidia's new Pascal platform promises to be lightyears ahead of the state of the art. Leo suggests going to PCPerspective and checking out their hardware leaderboard for the best suggestions.
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AJ wants to know how many TV Tuners he can use with Windows Media Center in Windows 7 with HomeRun. Mike B in the chatroom says if it supports an M cable card, that it could run six tuners per card. It's most likely a hardware limit more than a software limit. But he shouldn't upgrade Windows, he'll lose Windows Media Center.
Louie has Windows Media Center on his computer and now that his cable company has gone digital, he can't use it. How can he fix it? Leo says that it was probably analog. He'd need a digital replacement of the capture card. The Box isn't enough. Louie will need a cable card or M card that can fit into a device that can make that video capture device a cable box. And it's likely he's going to run into roadblocks there as well.
Brian has a home theater setup with a home theater PC and he's worried that Windows has abandoned the Home Theater PC concept, including Windows Media Center. Leo says that it has been a long time coming since Microsoft has killed Windows home server in favor of Windows 8. Now killing Windows Media Center is just part of that. Microsoft doesn't want to be in the media center business, they want customers to get an XBox One.