SageTV Community  

Go Back   SageTV Community > General Discussion > General Discussion
Forum Rules FAQs Community Downloads Today's Posts Search


General Discussion General discussion about SageTV and related companies, products, and technologies.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-2009, 02:31 PM
briands briands is offline
Sage Icon
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 1,093
Originally Posted by mikesm View Post
W7 is a lot better for a sage client than vista or XP at this point. For good hardware acceleration and use of hardware de-interlacing and processing, I would still go with the cyberlink or other codecs though, as the built in ones have a lot to be desired on these fronts.

Power management seems much better out of the box - faster standby times, and restart times, quicker connectivity re-establishment after wake up, and a bunch of other nice things.

Stable and fast. Driver support is pretty good and getting better too.

I'm still having trouble even getting anything (even DVDs) to playback in SAGE on my Win7RC client. I have TMT3 and it seems to play everything, but of course it's decoders are not available...

Any tips on your setup?
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 11:28 AM
nyle nyle is offline
Sage Advanced User
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lacona, NY
Posts: 126
Originally Posted by stanger89 View Post
No argument, but that's not exactly the point I was intending to make. Basically at this point, XP and Vista are EOL, MS is trying to kill both. Windows 7 is the future, so if I were needing a license, I couldn't recommend you get either of those knowing they'll be obsoleted so soon, especially not when Win 7 is "right around the corner".

Now, on the XP vs Vista, mainly I was getting at if you've got a spare license for either there's really nothing in either one that's compelling enough to justify buying a new license of the other.
Why not buy a yearly subscription to TechNet and be able to get the latest and greatest of everything Microsoft offers. That way if a new version comes out you can just use it.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 06:15 PM
stevech stevech is offline
Sage Icon
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,643
I ran Win 7 beta for some time. Now I have Win 7 RC1.
It is prettier than XP.
Underneath, it really is the same.

I can boot to XP or Win 7 on this PC.
Partly from habit, more so from indifference, there's nothing that inspires me to boot to Win 7.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual boot with Win7 - how does Sage licensing work? wayner SageTV Software 7 01-28-2009 10:00 PM
Vista 64 and 6.5.3 Bacon2002 SageTV Beta Test Software 2 12-25-2008 07:11 AM
DirecTV suspends dev of tuner for Win7 = Sage +1 wayner General Discussion 68 12-17-2008 08:28 PM
Vista vs XP crimkid General Discussion 22 10-17-2008 04:32 AM
Vista - Help WeidnerJ Hardware Support 6 02-16-2007 09:58 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2003-2005 SageTV, LLC. All rights reserved.