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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities by S. E. Slack, Joli Ballew

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Chapter 13. Play with TV

  • Watch live TV

  • Record your favorite TV programs

  • Manage your saved TV programs

  • Rent and download movies

  • Set parental controls

Oh, boy. Now we’re getting into the real reason you wanted Windows Media Center, aren’t we? Media Center lets you record your TV shows so you don’t need to spend all that money on TiVo. And you can do even more with the TV features, too. Let’s make something clear, however. You can’t use Media Center with your television if your computer does not have a TV tuner. So before you get too excited, run out and get one if you don’t already have one.

Once you have that tuner installed, find your couch potato hat. You’ll need it. And maybe a couch potato blanket, too, to keep you warm and cozy as you use your remote ...

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