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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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Introduction

LET’S FACE IT: Home entertainment is big business. The average American watches 28 hours of television every week; DVDs are sold by the millions so that consumers can watch movies in the comfort of their own homes; sales of video games average about $10 billion annually; and more than 417 million digital music tracks were downloaded in just the first half of 2007. Millions are also using the Internet to upload and share photos. It’s not surprising, really. People spend a lot of time commuting and working these days, so when they come home, they just want to relax.

Having a single source for all that digital media is a terrific advantage for busy households. That’s where Windows Media Center and Xbox 360 can make a big difference over ...

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