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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Chapter 6. Using Media Center Throughout Your Home

  • Get ready for Media Center

  • Connect your Media Center extender

  • Add Xbox 360 as a Media Center extender

  • Add other devices as Media Center extenders

  • Add an HD DVD player

WE’VE TALKED ABOUT how Windows Media Center is a great home entertainment system—a key part of that is a media extender. These extenders speak with your Media Center PC so that you can have one Media Center PC and up to five other rooms in your home using the media and features of Media Center.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the general concepts of setting up Media Center (which is ridiculously easy) and setting up media extenders, including Xbox 360. We’ll also discuss how you can add a high-definition (HD) DVD player.

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