|For the high-tech home theater enthusiast, adding a PC to your plan opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You get the power to experience content from many more sources — think digital cameras, camcorders, camera phones, CDs, the Internet and more. The PC becomes the hub to store, organize and edit your content and can stream content from these different sources to your home theater in another part of the house. And with the latest home networking technologies, getting it all set up can be easy. |
Why did the release of Windows Vista® create such a stir? Find out.
|The Windows® Media Center PC |
A PC can be a rich all-in-one entertainment device. Still, many people balk at the idea of incorporating a PC into their home theaters.
Now, with Windows Media Center and your home network, you don’t have to. Windows Media Center (available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate) allows you to easily get content from your PC* to your home theater.
Access your favorite photos, videos, music, online entertainment and even live or recorded broadcast television from your PC— and keep the PC in the office or bedroom where it belongs.
|Made to Fit Your Screen |
With Windows Media Center you get a great user interface with easy navigation and the ability to see and access your digital media on wide-screen TVs. Forget the mouse and keyboard. Find the files you want with your remote. The Start menu lets you easily navigate both vertically and horizontally, bringing frequently-used options, like playing all your music or photos, to the forefront.
Media Center is optimized for widescreen and high-definition displays, so you can see up to three times more of your files. Cool overlays, transparency and smooth animations create a fun and effortless way to browse and select the entertainment you want when you want it. And it also offers built in support for recording and archiving TV shows to DVD, the options to quickly browse large libraries of digital media, and support multiple third-party services and applications via the Internet.
Windows Media Center Extenders
The PC isn’t just good news for your home theater. It opens the door to entertainment all over the house. Media Center Extenders such as the Xbox 360 allow you to share your photos, videos, music and live or recorded television* content with up to five other extender devices throughout your home. The Xbox 360, for example, has an extender for Windows Media Center built right in.
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