In this chapter
Why watching TV on your media center
changes everything
Watching TV and time-shifting with your
remote control
Watching TV and time-shifting with your
mouse and keyboard
Watching out for the kids: using parental
Watching the Show
There are a lot of good reasons to buy a Media Center PC, but for most
people, the feature that really sets it apart from the crowded field of PC
competitors is the ability to watch, control, and record live television
directly on the computer.
The integration of TV capture capability in a PC isn’t brand-new, but to
have the features built-in at the factory, and controlled as part of the
PC’s basic Windows operating system, is new. And by most accounts,
it’s been worth the wait.

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