By Terry Ulick

Discover ways to use your strength well

As a lot as this e-book is ready how you can purchase and use a Media heart laptop, down deep it is.about how possessing one alterations how you watch television and deal with your entertain-ment content material. like every reliable revolutions, this one empowers you.

The revolution has begun-in your dwelling room!

Now computer journal promises regulate of this new period in entertainment

One equipment. One distant. If that may not a progressive method of leisure, what's? Now a former computing device journal contributing editor and electronic way of life pioneer exhibits you the way to turn on all of your MCE's strength. you will by no means back fear approximately lacking the tip of a television convey, discovering that particular picture, or having the right soundtrack able to pass. you can also say goodbye for your stereo, DVD participant, and TiVo -- your MCE laptop replaces them all!

You'll be empowered to
* choose and manage a Media middle version computing device
* come to a decision even if to take advantage of it for normal computing
* list and pause reside TV
* Edit, shop, and proportion electronic photographs and videos
* keep watch over your whole media with one remote
* attach and use either a television and conventional monitor-at once
* construct your house community round your MCE
* move content material to DVD
* positioned Media heart on any television in your house with a Media middle Extender

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This means your MP3 files, digital photos, and digital videos will all work perfectly in Media Center. Media Center also uses the file structure and file conventions (files, folders, directories, and drives) you are used to using in Windows. As you will learn, although Media Center uses those conventions to manage content, you won’t see much of it. As a TV-centric environment it has simplified many file conventions and does a lot of the work of locating your media files for you. There is particular integration between Media Center and Windows Media Player for managing music files.

P1: KOA WY050-02 WY050-Ulick-v4 September 19, 2004 10:56 Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Media Center PC 25 Computer Monitor If you plan to use your computer monitor by itself or with a TV as a display for your Media Center PC, you will want to make sure that it is large enough for entertainment viewing. Most computer monitors, whether tube or LCD flat panels, will work perfectly as a display for Media Center. This is an item you should keep and use as you always have. TV If you have not yet purchased a Media Center PC it is good to think about your TV now.

Computer and supplied accessories System unit Sub-woofer Speakers (PCVA-SP4) Video adapter Keyboard Mouse Modem cable Remote sensor Speaker power cable Remote sensor controls (2) Remote control Power cord TV coaxial cable Figure 2-7: What to expect in the box when you purchase a typical Media Center PC. P1: KOA WY050-02 WY050-Ulick-v4 24 September 19, 2004 10:56 PC Magazine—Guide to Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 When you open the box of your new Media Center PC, expect to find the following: CPU (the computer) Keyboard and mouse Power cords for the computer and speakers Media Center remote control Media Center remote sensors Audio and video cables Speakers (if your system came with them) Manual and system recovery discs You will find the computer, power cord, keyboard, and mouse in any computer you purchase.

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