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Optimize your display for Windows Media Center
A few weeks ago, we looked at the benefits of using HDMI to connect your PC to your HDTV or monitor . Today, we look at a few things you can do to make sure your picture is as sharp and clear as possible, with a full, rich range of colors. While there are all sorts of recommendations on the PC side to...
Fri, Jan 28 2011
Connecting your PC to an HDTV with HDMI
If you’re ready to take the plunge and give your big screen HDTV over to Windows Media Center to manage your television, movies, music and more, then you’ll want to be sure you’re getting the best experience possible when running in full screen mode. The choice of how you connect your PC to your TV is...
Fri, Dec 17 2010
Launch the NASA TV live stream from within Windows Media Center
Space Shuttle Discovery landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Station in Florida, completing it’s final mission. I watched both the launch and landing of the shuttle Discovery on our main TV screen thanks to a cool little hack first published in the Windows Media Center community over five years ago: adding...
Thu, Mar 10 2011
Using Play To with a DLNA Certified TV
I read an interesting thread over on Microsoft Answers recently in which the poster had purchased a "connected” TV with a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) logo on it. He reported that he had no troubles navigating from his TV to the shared media libraries on his Windows 7 PC and playing the...
Mon, Mar 28 2011
Watching your recorded TV on the road with Remote Media Streaming
My family has been using Windows Media Center as our main DVR for several years now, but it has only been since the dawn of Windows 7 that we’ve really gotten into watching our recorded television shows when we travel. This is thanks to a very cool and easy-to-set-up feature in Windows 7 called Remote...
Fri, Feb 11 2011
The HDHomeRun Prime puts TV on your PC anywhere in your home
One of my favorite features of Windows 7 is Windows Media Center. For several years now it’s been the main way my family records and watches TV as well as watches Netflix and DVD’s. To add to some of the cool things I can do with it though I’ve been eagerly awaiting the first network attached CableCARD...
Thu, Oct 27 2011
All about plug-ins for Windows Media Center
One of the great benefits of the community of enthusiasts that has grown around Windows Media Center is the number of plug-ins developed to enhance the experience in WMC. Plug-ins (also called addins , and lately even apps ) bring new information and features to the Windows Media Center environment....
Thu, Feb 24 2011
Networked TV Tuners are chock full of win
Brandon covered the big news this week for Windows Media Center enthusiasts: Ceton released a firmware upgrade and software package that allows you to assign the streams from their InfiniTV TV tuner to other Windows 7 PCs across the network, a major step in the convergence of networked and CableCARD...
Fri, May 13 2011
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