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 ...