Windows Vista Media Center

Windows Vista Media Center in easy steps


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Windows Vista Media Center in easy steps


By Andrew Edney

Publication: February 15, 2007
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-331-5



About the book

Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center is the latest and most powerful version of the Media Center technology from Microsoft. It is designed to exist as the heart of the modern home entertainment; with its primary purpose to orchestrate all elements of the home entertainment system: digital television viewing, programme recording and playback, digital photograph editing and viewing, DVD and all manner of digital music playback and recording.

Media Center is no longer a separate product; it’s built into both Windows Vista Premium and Vista Ultimate, enabling all homes with a PC to enjoy the features of Media Center.

Windows Vista Media Center in easy steps will guide you through the process of upgrading your existing Media Center 2005 system or installing Media Center for the first time, advising you what specific hardware options you will need. It will also explain all of the configuration options within Media Center. It’ll even walk you through each of the Media Center menu options, providing hint, tips and warnings, so that you know exactly what it is capable of and how to get the most out of it. All in easy steps!

About the author

Andrew Edney has been an IT professional for over 10 years and over the course of his career has worked for a range of high-tech companies, such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Fujitsu Services. He has a wide range of experience in virtually all aspects of Microsoft’s computing solutions, having designed and architected large enterprise solutions for government and private sector customers. Over the years, Andrew had made a number of guest appearances at major industry events, presenting on a wide range of Information Systems subjects, such as an appearance at the annual Microsoft Exchange Conference in Nice where he addressed the Microsoft technical community on Mobility Computing. Andrew is currently involved in numerous Microsoft Beta programs, including next generation Windows operating systems, next generation Microsoft Office products and actively participates in all Windows Media Center beta programmes.


  1. Windows Media Center
  2. Basic Setup
  3. Advanced Setup
  4. Displays
  5. TV and Movies
  6. Music and Radio
  7. Pictures and Videos
  8. CD/DVD Writing
  9. Online Media & Tasks
  10. Media Center Extenders
  11. Settings
  12. TV & Guide Settings


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