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XBMC with MCE or MediaPortal

I'm an avid user of XMBC, but would also like to record some TV. I could use Windows MediaCenter or MediaPortal. MediaPortal was originaly a fork of XMBC, but I have heard many negative things about it. Does anyone have experience running these two?

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Guest [Entry]

"For TV, Mediaportal works fine for me currently using 1.02 version. Pre 1.0 versions had sometimes issues but those where beta (maybe why the negative?). Mediaportal got lot of settings (this is not necessary a good thing or bad) one can tweak around with, it do got a advanced/easy mode for settings. Most negative would be setting it up as it do depend on external codecs and whatnot (and there is always something that isn't working (ok) as I want with avi, mkv etc playback. but this is more a codec problem rather than MP itself).

Using Mediaportals tvserver it do support subtitles in digital broadcasts, this is the main reason I use Mediaportal and not something else (don't know any other media center that support subtitles from digital broadcasts)."
Guest [Entry]

"you could setup a myth TV backend to record TV and keep the XBMC for your frontend with the Myth TV script for XBMC
this answer to a question of mine might help a little"