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

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Chapter 12. Using Windows XP MCE for Digital Photos

Almost all users know that they can use a Media Center PC to play back CDs and digital music. Most users know they can use a Media Center PC to play back and record DVDs. The majority of users even know they can use a Media Center PC to watch and record television programs. But few users, I’ve found, know that they can use a Media Center PC to view digital photos.

That is a shame because viewing pictures on a big-screen TV is a real treat—especially if you have a collection of high-resolution digital photos. Any picture shot at anything over one megapixel looks terrific on a 720p HDTV display. (A 720p display has a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels, which translates to 921,600 total pixels—or ...

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