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Windows Vista??: Home Entertainment with Windows?? Media Center and Xbox 360(tm)


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Publisher Comments:

Connect! Create! Play! And discover digital home entertainment made easy with Windows Vista, Windows Media Center, and Xbox 360. This book is full of activities that help you create a vivid entertainment experience in every room of your home. It’s loaded with easy how-to’s, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips to help you focus on the fun. Let your imagination run wild and take a front row seat as you enjoy eye-popping graphics, 3D gaming on the big screen, and stunning cinematic experiences—all with one remote!

Discover how to:

  • Transform one PC into a hub for entertainment throughout your entire home
  • Bring home the concert hall and movie theater with dazzling sound and hi-def, big-screen picture
  • Create digital slide shows, home movies, photo albums, and music libraries to share throughout the home
  • Rent and download movies, record your favorite shows, watch them on your time
  • Game on! Download the hottest games or your retro favorites, and match wits online
  • Customize your system and set parental controls to meet the needs of the whole family

Book News Annotation:

The fact that Windows Media Center and Xbox 360, Microsoft's sixth generation video game console, consolidate media uses into a single source offers an advantage over non-digitized home entertainment systems. The Slacks (Sally is a technical writer/ contributor to Microsoft-related Web sites; Greg is a technology expert/gadget enthusiast) offer tips on technical matters, e.g., hardware requirements, going wireless; accessing and organizing media; integrating with other programs in the Windows Vista operating system; gaming, and other fun stuff. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

S.E. Slack specializes in teaching users how to get more from their PC. She has written several computer books and regularly contributes to Web sites, including Work Essentials, Microsoft At Home, and Windows Vista Community.

Table of Contents

DedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionTechnical Matters
  • Chapter 1: Media Center Overview
  • Chapter 2: Understanding Audio/Video Formats and Connectivity Issues
  • Chapter 3: Working with Networks
  • Chapter 4: Obtaining Theater-Quality Sound
  • Chapter 5: Hardware Basics
  • Chapter 6: Using Media Center Throughout Your Home
Managing Your Home Entertainment System
  • Chapter 7: Accessing and Organizing Your Media
  • Chapter 8: Setting Up Voice Commands
  • Chapter 9: Working with Media Center Controls and Settings
  • Chapter 10: Watching and Recording TV
  • Chapter 11: Finding and Downloading Online Media
  • Chapter 12: Watching DVDs and Movies
Music and Memories
  • Chapter 13: Working with Windows Media Player
  • Chapter 14: Finding and Playing Online Music, Sports, and News
  • Chapter 15: Mastering Your Music Collection
  • Chapter 16: Creating Photo Slide Shows and Editing Your Pictures
  • Chapter 17: Working with Movie Maker
Get Your Game On
  • Chapter 18: Healthy Gaming
  • Chapter 19: Playing with the Xbox Controller, Downloads, and Games
  • Chapter 20: Playing Games with the Family
  • Chapter 21: Working with Xbox Media, Events, and Accessories
Extras for Everyone
  • Chapter 22: Making the Most of Windows Vista
  • Chapter 23: Troubleshooting Tips and Shortcuts
About the Authors

Product Details

Home Entertainment with Windows Media Center and Xbox 360
Slack, S E
Microsoft Press
Slack, Greg
Slack, S.
Slack, S. E.
Microsoft Press
Operating Systems - Windows Vista
Home entertainment systems.
Xbox 360 (Video game console)
Operating Systems - General
Database Management - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
9 x 7.5 x 1.1 in 1.64 lb

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