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

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Introduction

Let me tell you about my new home theater system.

About six months ago I replaced my 12-year-old home theater with all new components, a from-the-ground-up makeover that touched virtually every component. I started with a Sony 60″ rear-projection television, added a B&K preamplifier and power amp, and topped it off with some really great-sounding Rocket speakers from AV123. The system looks great and sounds great; it is a significant upgrade over my old system.

When people first see the system, they’re impressed by the big screen and the high-definition picture. Then they notice the great sound, first on surround sound movie soundtracks, and then when listening to my music collection. That’s when they notice that there’s no CD player ...

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