This document pertains to HP Media Center PCs that came with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center edition.
The items in this document are frequently asked support questions and answers for the HP Media Center computer.
note:For best performance, a PCI tuner is recommended. When purchasing a tuner, make sure that the tuner is compatible with the specific Edition of Media Center on your PC. Compatible tuners typically contain MC or MCE in the product name or description. If the tuner specifications state that it is compatible with MCE 2005 and your PC has MCE 2002, it will probably not be compatible and should be avoided.
note:Most TV recordings will not fit on CD-R or CD-RW media. To record ½ hour TV programs to CD-R or CD-RW discs, use 700 MB/80 minute recordable discs or better and set the recording quality to Fair.