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

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Chapter 18. Troubleshooting Media Center Problems

As much as I’d like to tell you otherwise, owning a Media Center PC doesn’t always come without a few problems. Unlike most closed-box consumer electronics equipment, a Media Center PC is still a PC, in an “open box” design with components and software from a variety of manufacturers—and not everything always plays well with everything else. In other words, if you’re experiencing any problems operating your Media Center PC, you’re not alone.

This chapter delves into the topic of Media Center issues. Some of these problems are minor annoyances, some are major inconveniences. Some are easy to fix; some don’t have a good fix identified as yet. But they’re all possible problems that you might—or, ...

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