Xenon101 Xenon101

Niner since 2005

Hello! I would be Iain Kay.
<p>I'm residing in Edinburgh, Scotland at the moment but that will all change very very soon (weeks! just weeks!).
<p>In my spare time you'll usually find me djing, clubbing or straight chilling with the mates. Then in my other spare time you'll find me writing lots of interesting things involving the new Windows Server System 2008, working on new ideas for the best damned content delivery company you ever will see, and more djing.
<p>What fun!


  • Charlie Owen and John Canning - Media Center exposed, Part II

    I have a Telewest digital cable service here in the uk, and the set top box is a Pace 4000 (I believe, the customer service at telewest is awful when it gets technical).

    I know on the back of the box there are IR ports (used on TiVo boxes to control channel changes), two ports that are the same as headphone and pc speaker connectors labelled: 'IR REMOTE IN' and 'IR BLASTER OUT' it also has a USB 1 port and a crossover ethernet port (doubt either of them would work for channel changes though).

    Of course it has 2 scarts for picture output however is lacking the seperate audio channel outputs.

    When it comes to TV on the pc I have been searching for literally years for something that lets me change the channel on the pc without the digibox remote and it would appear I've almost found it.

    I would really appreciate it if anyone had any info on how I would get an IR blaster from my PC to my digibox that would be compatible with media center 2005, also I would like to know what kind of TV Tuner card I am best purchasing. I have been looking at the WinTV PVR-150 with hardware MPEG2 encoder however it is priced at around £60/$110-$120 USD here and that is really out of my price range.

    Note: just confirmed with Telewest that they don't support nor endorse nor know anything about the IR blaster feature, they couldn't even tell me it was on the box! So they are no help *sigh*.

    If this feature was available to me I would more than happily get media center on my pc and use it! My spec is more than adequate the only part of this that sucks is the graphics card but I would be willing to fork out for a new gfx card too if I could get this channel changing and a tv tuner card to work so ANY help, greatly appreciated!
  • The 9 Guys - Who We Are

    Great idea! Also just had to say, love the little Microsoft employee buttons! Don't think I've ever seen anything like this with corporation employees actually talking to everyone on a public site! It's great Big Smile
  • Daniel Lehenbauer - Demo of Avalon 3D

    I managed to get it to work without animation by using the following code exactly.

    <Window x:Class="AvalonApplication1.Window1"
                <PerspectiveCamera Position="0,0,5" Up="0,1,0" LookAtPoint="0,0,0" FieldOfView="45"></PerspectiveCamera>
                <AmbientLight Color="White"></AmbientLight>
                        <BrushMaterial Brush="Red"/>
                            Positions="-1,1,0 1,1,0 1,-1,0 -1,-1,0"
                            TriangleIndices="0 1 2 0 2 3">

    I did try to do the animation however the box would display and not move. No errors occured however there was 1 warning:
    The element 'Viewport3D' in namespace 'https://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005' has invalid child element 'Viewport3D.Camera' in namespace 'https://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005'. Expected 'Viewport3D.Opacity, Viewport3D.Clip, Viewport3D.RenderTransform, Viewport3D.DataContext' in namespace 'https://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005'.    C:\Documents and Settings\Xenon\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\TestAvalonApplication\TestAvalonApplication\Window1.xaml    7    4    TestAvalonApplication