I tried a few different software packages including Windows Media Center and MythTV before I settled on MediaPortal. There were a few reasons why I chose MediaPortal over the others including a balance between ease of use and installation and the ability to customize the installation. The factor that really decided it for me was the MP-TVSeries plugin.
MP-TVSeries will scan a folder for TV shows and organize your shows by series, and season. The real advantage is that MP-TVSeries gathers information from “The TV DB”:http://www.thetvdb.com/ so that the interface can give you series and episode information.
MP-TVSeries has been developed for long time an is on version 2 now so it’s stable and has a lot of features. If you use your computer to watch television shows, consider giving MP-TVSeries a try.
TV Series Banners and Information
TV Episode Information