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Nice, but where is the Green Button?,
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I like the look and feel, but didn't realize until afterwards that there is not a media center "green button". I liked that button on the other media center remotes because pressing that one button would turn on the XBox and launch Windows Media Center. Also, once you are in Media Center watching live tv, there is no single button (that I can find) which takes me to the main landing area of media center (pressing the back button a couple of times can usually get you back there). The "LAST" button doesn't do anything, but you can still use the center "OK" button to go to the last channel. MENU doesn't do anything either. Actually, pressing the MENU button plays the "you're trying to do something that is not available" ding...so I guess it does do something. Y and B do nothing in media center and X and A changes the channel up or down? I can't tell what the intended function of the remote is? Media Center or strictly XBOX guide? Perhaps it is intended to work better for the new upcoming updates (HBO Go, etc). All that being said, I would still buy another one.
- Sleek look and feel
- Can control the TV (limited but functional)
- No "green button"
- The LAST, MENU, Y, and B buttons don't function in media center
- No back-lit buttons
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Initial post: Nov 22, 2011 8:19:27 AM PST
J. Lancaster says:
It's because media center isn't going to be as big a feature as the live tv is. I'm currently beta testing the new dashboard and mediacenter is there, but it's regulated to an app now. Much like netfilx or hulu. So its like the rest of the apps. There isn't a netflix button, right?
Posted on Oct 20, 2012 9:16:23 AM PDT
Michael Craig says:
The XBOX 360 can be configured to start in one of three modes: Disk, XBOX Dashboard (default) or Microsoft Media Center . To change the startup of the XBOX open Dashboard and go to: Settings/System/Console Settngs/Statup and Shutdown/Startup: and select Windows Media Center. Your XBOX will now start with Windows Media Center when it power up.
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