Originally Posted by boomheadshot45
ok i am going to be building a new pc soon and i was wondering if i buy the alienware mp3 player from www.alienware.com
(go to gear shop and there it is) will i be able to transport music onto the alienware thingy? also if i buy a tv tuner what cables to i have to have so i can watch tv live. Whats a good tv tuner? Can i store videos from the internet on it? how many songs can i keep on it, what downloader should i use for downlaoding music, can i pop in a cd into it and import te music from the cd onto media center?
Will you be able to download music onto the music player? Yes. If you're really into music, I suggest that you sign up for a music service like MSN Music, Napster, or Rhapsody so you can legally download whatever your heart desires. (Full disclosure: I worked on the MSN Music service, but this isn't a paid advertisement or anything.
If you buy a TV tuner card, chances are, it will come with all the cables you need. The basic thing, though, is some way to get the signal from the outside world into the card. If you have raw cable, then you'll want to connect the coax directly. If you have a set-top box that decodes the cable, then you'll want to connect an RCA video or S-video cable from the output of the box to your TV tuner card. (If there's only one such output today, and it goes to your TV already, then you'll need a splitter, which you should be able to find at Radio Shack or any number of similar places.)
As for which TV tuners are good, there are a number of them out there that are all pretty good. I've used the Hauppauge cards in the past, and they were great. Friends of mine rave about the ATI All-in-Wonder cards. I'm sure that there are others that are great, too.
Here's a link to the Windows Media Center Edition start page: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...r/default.mspx
. It's a good starting point. And here's a link to the FAQ: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...ation/faq.mspx
As to your question as to whether you can store videos, were you referring storing them on the PC or on the device? On the PC, yes, definitely. That's what Media Center Edition is all about. On the device? Well, depends on the device. Some devices these days support video, and many don't. I'm not familiar enough with the device you're asking about to say for sure.
Can you rip music from a CD? Yes, absolutely.
Does that help answer some of your questions?