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What is a Media Center?

So we have a sitededicated to MediaCentre PC’s- so what’s all the big fuss about? What is a Media Centre HTPC and why do you need one?

Well, below we can see exactly what Media Centre PC’s can do, and why they are more like super PVRs plus an all-in-one digital media centre…

Benefits of a Media Centre HTPC:

TV. Never miss a show—your PC can be your Digital Video Recorder to record TV

Guide. Use your all-in-one guide to find your favourite programmes. Save time with searches by keyword, title, or actors. ¦Schedule recordings up to two weeks in advance. ¦Record one show or a whole series to watch anytime

Music. Set your mood with your favourite music. Thats right – your Media Centre PC is your HiFi to! A Media Centre PC can store as much music as you have and could possible want. Whats more it plays it using play lists, genre, artist, etc.

Photos. Create slideshows or view your photos and home videos. Transfer photos effortlessly with Plug and Play support for a wide range of over 250 digital cameras. Just plug your camera in and transfer photos to your library with a click.

Radio.  Includes an integral FM radio tuner. It can be opened and controlled from the remote, and you can record or even pause the live audio stream, so you can step out of earshot without missing a note

DVD’s. Are you fed up with your DVDs being scratched? Can’t be bothered getting up and reaching for that DVD you wanted to watch? Well, with a Media Centre PC you can save all your DVDs to the hard drive and all you need to do then is point and click!

Remote Control. No more going over to the office to use the mouse – now you can sit on the sofa and use your remote with your Media Centre PC. And should you want to use your mouse.. there is normally one built into the wireless keyboard!

Internet. Giving you full access to the Internet, IP-telephony, video-telephony, e-mail etc. into one common user friendly GUI (graphical user interface). Watch Web TV channels over the net.

Network. Want to be able to watch your movies, TV, listen to music, look at your photos, from more than one room? Well now you can access all that media from one single place in multiple rooms. All you need is more than one Media Centre HTPC or an extender and a router/switch.

Customizable. With a Media Centre PC- it is easy to customize how you want it to look and feel. You can add the long list of plugins to it to give you everything you ever wanted a MediaCenter to do…

Back-up. Back-up your photos, music, TV programmes and home movies onto DVD, or share photos and home movies on DVDs that play in most home DVD players, right from within your Media Centre PC.

So we have a sitededicated to MediaCentre PC’s- so what’s all the big fuss about? What is a Media Centre HTPC and why do you need one?

Well, below we can see exactly what Media Centre PC’s can do, and why they are more like super PVRs plus an all-in-one digital media centre…

Benefits of a Media Centre HTPC:

TV. Never miss a show—your PC can be your Digital Video Recorder to record TV

Guide. Use your all-in-one guide to find your favourite programmes. Save time with searches by keyword, title, or actors. ¦Schedule recordings up to two weeks in advance. ¦Record one show or a whole series to watch anytime

Music. Set your mood with your favourite music. Thats right – your Media Centre PC is your HiFi to! A Media Centre PC can store as much music as you have and could possible want. Whats more it plays it using play lists, genre, artist, etc.

Photos. Create slideshows or view your photos and home videos. Transfer photos effortlessly with Plug and Play support for a wide range of over 250 digital cameras. Just plug your camera in and transfer photos to your library with a click.

Radio.  Includes an integral FM radio tuner. It can be opened and controlled from the remote, and you can record or even pause the live audio stream, so you can step out of earshot without missing a note

DVD’s. Are you fed up with your DVDs being scratched? Can’t be bothered getting up and reaching for that DVD you wanted to watch? Well, with a Media Centre PC you can save all your DVDs to the hard drive and all you need to do then is point and click!

Remote Control. No more going over to the office to use the mouse – now you can sit on the sofa and use your remote with your Media Centre PC. And should you want to use your mouse.. there is normally one built into the wireless keyboard!

Internet. Giving you full access to the Internet, IP-telephony, video-telephony, e-mail etc. into one common user friendly GUI (graphical user interface). Watch Web TV channels over the net.

Network. Want to be able to watch your movies, TV, listen to music, look at your photos, from more than one room? Well now you can access all that media from one single place in multiple rooms. All you need is more than one Media Centre HTPC or an extender and a router/switch.

Customizable. With a Media Centre PC- it is easy to customize how you want it to look and feel. You can add the long list of plugins to it to give you everything you ever wanted a MediaCenter to do…

Back-up. Back-up your photos, music, TV programmes and home movies onto DVD, or share photos and home movies on DVDs that play in most home DVD players, right from within your Media Centre PC.

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