The 7 Things You'll Love about Windows Media Center in Windows 7
Article by George Norman
On 08 Oct 2009
Windows Media Center in Windows 7, the next iteration of the Windows operating system, comes with tons of goodies, such as internet Radio playback, camera and camcorder video digital support, a new Now Playing view, unplayable content filtering, CD or DVD playback resuming, improved Jump List, plenty of keyboard shortcuts, and a simple way to access the advanced settings. Thanks to Windows Media Center, the Windows 7 operating system can seamlessly become the center of your home entertainment experience.

With that in mind, here are Top 7 things (you’ll love) you can do in Windows Media Center:

1. Access to Netflix movies and TV shows


In Windows Media Center you can watch streaming “Instant Play” movies and TV shows from Netflix. If “Instant Play” is not available, you can add movies to the DVD queue.

2. Connect the PC to the TV

Because Windows 7 provides support for several high end displays (HDTV included), you can connect your Windows 7-powered PC to your TV. Then you can access all your media via Windows Media Center.

3. Great for the Sports Nut

You can track your favorite sports, favorite teams, favorite players and favorite leagues thanks to Windows Media Center.

4. A Centralized Location for All Your Media

You can access all your media (photos, movies, music, recorded content) straight from Windows Media Center. You can even access media stored on other computers thanks to HomeGroup in Windows 7. HomeGroup also allows you to share recorded digital cable TV content with other computers on your home network. Last but not least, with Remote Media Streaming you can access all your media even when you are not at home.

5. Find TV Shows and Movies

Thanks to the built-in search capabilities in Windows Media Center, you can find all your favorite shows and.or movies with ease. Then you can easily schedule a recording.

6. Your Windows 7 PC Is Your DVR (Digital Video Recorder).

With Windows Media Center in Windows 7 you can schedule TV show and movie recordings, you can record all the new episodes of a specific TV show (record all instances), and you can easily view the recorded content.

7. Watch Live TV

As long as you have a TV tuner, you can seamlessly watch your favorite TV programs in Windows Media Center. At any time you can pause and rewind the TV broadcast, directly on your Windows 7 powered PC.
Windows Media Center comes with support for HDTV (high Definition TV), SDV (Switched Digital Video), CableCARD for adding a digital cable tuner.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Media Center
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