Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Buy Now $26.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword or section
Like this
2Activity
×

Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You’re Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Introducing the Media Center Edition PC
Part II: Integrating Your Media Center PC
Part III: Using XP Media Center Edition
Part IV: Connecting to the Rest of YourHouse
Part V: The Part of Tens
Appendix
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
What’s Special about XP Media Center Edition?
The Media Center Interface
Play DVD module
Online Spotlight module
Big Screen and Big Sound, All over the House
Where to Get Your Media Center PC
A PC as an Entertainment Device?
Connections Galore on Your MCE PC
Speeding Up with Fancy Processors
Video Capabilities
Audio Features
Buyer’s Guide Checklist
Appearance
Processor
Hard drive
Interfaces
Bundled components
Support
Warranty
On-site maintenance
Price
Where to Shop for Your MCE PC
Inventory Time
Cables and Connectors 101
Audio Interconnects and Connectors
Analog audio interconnects
Digital audio interconnects
Speaker Cables and Connectors
Video Interconnects and Connectors
Analog video interconnects
VGA all the way
Digital video interconnects
Planning Your Connections
Connecting to the Monitor
Connecting to the TV
Connecting to Your TV Signal Source
Tying in Your Speakers
Hooking up your MCE PC to yourstereosystem
Connecting headphones and mics
Connecting Peripherals
Connecting to the Telephone Line orNetwork
Connecting Your IR Devices
Connecting Your FM Antenna
“Houston, We Are Go for Liftoff!”
Internet Connection Basics
Cable modems for everyone
Getting your hands on cable modem service
Other Ways to Get Online
Making the Online Connection
Powering Up Your MCE PC
The Media Center Edition Interface
MCE Start menu
Navigating in Media Center
MCE remote control
Other MCE interfaces
The Media Center Edition Start-Up Process
Time for Your Calibrations!
The ABCs of calibrating your TV display
The Display Calibration Wizard
Third-party programs
Windows Transfer Wizard
Turning Off Your XP MCE PC
Setting General XP Preferences
Mouse customization
Keyboard customization
Desktop and monitor customization
Setting General Media Center Preferences
Keeping up appearances
Setting sounds
I want to notify
Play Misty for me, automatically
Putting the kids in their place
Getting MCE online
Readjusting your remote control
It ain’t nobody’s business
Other Media Center Settings
Setting Up My TV
Controlling your recordings
Guide basics
Filtering the guide
Searching the Guide
Playing with Live TV
Mastering Your TV Domain
Controlling live TV
Doing the time shift
Recording your favorite shows
Watching Your Recorded Shows
Saving Recorded Programs to DVD
Digital Music 101
WMA leads the way
MP3 for me
CD audio and WAV
Setting Up My Music
Setting your CD copying codec
Configuring My Music
Getting Music into Your Media Center PC
Getting your CDs into the MCE PC
Getting online music into your MCE PC
Organizing Your Music
Removing files from Media Library
Searching for files outside Media Library
Playing with Your Music
Radio
Digital Photography Basics
Setting Up My Pictures
Getting Pictures into Your MCE and Moving Them Around
Making your pictures available to all
Organizing your pictures
Correcting Your Pictures
Creating a Slide Show
Printing Your Pictures
Configuring Your MCE PC to Play DVDsYour Way
Playing a DVD with Media Center
Getting into DVD Menus
Getting Ready for My Videos
Connecting your camcorder to your PC
Connecting other devices to your MCE PC
Be Your Own Director
Capturing DV camera images to your PC
Capturing analog video to your PC
Editing and finishing your home video
Playing Your Movies
Sharing Your Movies
Making Your Own DVDs in XP
Buyer Beware
More Programs
MCE WebGuide
Getting ready for WebGuide
Configuring WebGuide
Using WebGuide
My Weather
Media Center Solitaire?
Other Programs
Reverting to Stability
What’s a Home Network?
Components of a Home Network
Ethernet: Your home language
Hubs, switches, routers, and more
Other home-network components
Configuring Your Home Network
Getting Your Network on the Internet
Wireless Networking 101
Introducing wireless LAN standards
Wireless LAN pieces and parts
Choosing Wireless Network Equipment
Integrating Wireless with a Wired Network
Other Devices that You Can Connect to a Wireless Network
Phone and Power Line Alternatives
The Part of Tens
Going Wireless
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
Making Movies
Being a film auteur
Burn baby, burn!
Gaming Galore
Beefing Up Your Infrastructure
Wireless Connectivity between TVs and Other Devices
Multituners
Support for Remote Content and Servers
Better Support for Network Content
Better Support for Gaming
Better Video — HDTV Support, Too!
Better Audio
Support for Portable Devices
Cooler Cases
Remotes with a Power Button!
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Home Page
Media Center FAQ Sites
Media Center Fan Sites
Yahoo! Music Videos
NetFlix
MovieLink.com
Shutterfly
Atom Films
Galleries Galore
Kodak’s Picture of the Day
Index
P. 1
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC For Dummies

Ratings:

3.17

(3)
|Views: 1,521|Likes:
Published by Wiley
The fun and easy way to get up and running quickly with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, the new operating system version specially outfitted for TV, DVD, video, music, and digital photo applications
Media Center PCs are the first PCs to feature an easy-to-use interface and all preconfigured hardware and preloaded software needed to create a complete integrated home entertainment system
Explains how to integrate a home computer network with a home theater system, control connected TVs with the Remote Control Interface, record TV programs using a TiVo-like recorder, acquire and play back music files, organize digital videos and photos, play DVD movies, and much more
Written by the authors of Home Theater For Dummies (0-7645-1801-1)and Wireless Home Networking For Dummies (0-7645-3910-8), who worked closely with Media Center Edition product management at Microsoft to complete the book.
The fun and easy way to get up and running quickly with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, the new operating system version specially outfitted for TV, DVD, video, music, and digital photo applications
Media Center PCs are the first PCs to feature an easy-to-use interface and all preconfigured hardware and preloaded software needed to create a complete integrated home entertainment system
Explains how to integrate a home computer network with a home theater system, control connected TVs with the Remote Control Interface, record TV programs using a TiVo-like recorder, acquire and play back music files, organize digital videos and photos, play DVD movies, and much more
Written by the authors of Home Theater For Dummies (0-7645-1801-1)and Wireless Home Networking For Dummies (0-7645-3910-8), who worked closely with Media Center Edition product management at Microsoft to complete the book.

More info:

Publish date: Nov 24, 2003
Added to Scribd: Feb 08, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780764559051
List Price: $26.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
See More
See less

04/03/2014

362

9780764559051

$26.99

USD

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 8 to 35 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 43 to 104 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 112 to 162 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 170 to 285 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 293 to 362 are not shown in this preview.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->