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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Recording and Watching TV

Recording and Watching TV

For music, videos, photos, and DVD playback, Media Center provides a different interface than Windows Media Player, but its feature set is essentially the same. What makes Media Center really shine is its unique ability to play back live TV, record individual TV shows or series, and allow you to manage a collection of recorded programs from a comfy chair with nothing more than a remote control.

Before you can begin recording TV, you need to have the right hardware. The most important ingredient, of course, is a TV tuner. Tuners can be internal cards (PCI or PCI Express) or external devices that connect through a USB port. ...

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