O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 10. Using Windows XP MCE for Television Viewing and Recording

This one surprised me. Who’d have thought that people would put PCs in their living rooms to watch TV?

Well, a living room PC is for a lot more than just simple TV viewing. What we’re talking about here is taking control of the television experience, using your Media Center PC to let you watch what you want, when you want, how you want. A Media Center PC can function not just as a television tuner with electronic program guide, but also as a full-fledged digital video recorder (DVR). Thanks to the PC’s built-in hard disk, you can not only record programs for future viewing, but you can also pause and rewind “live” TV shows, as well as transfer those shows you’ve recorded to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required