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Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center by Michael Miller

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Chapter 4. Media Center System #3: The Whole House Entertainment System

The previous two chapters highlighted the most common uses of a Media Center PC—to play back audio and video programming. But there’s another increasingly popular use of Media Center PC, which can apply both audio and video entertainment. I’m talking about sharing your audio/video files between computers, in different rooms of your house. That’s right, you can have a single PC feed television programs and music to TVs and audio systems in other rooms. If you want whole house entertainment, you don’t have to put a Media Center PC in each room; instead, you can install one main PC and use it to feed signals to multiple Media Center Extenders placed throughout your house.

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