Why is Windows XP Media Centre Edition
2005 amazing? Is it because you can control and enjoy all your
entertainment - TV, digital photos and music - from a single device?
Or is it because, as well as enjoying advanced digital entertainment
capabilities, you can also take advantage of all the features of a
powerful PC? Discover the top 10 benefits of the Media Centre
Edition PC here.
1. The most complete Microsoft Windows
experience designed for the home, with features not available
anywhere else. From a
sleek, polished new look for Windows XP that extends to all of your
applications, to the built-in CD and DVD burning support new in
Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005, this is the best version of
Windows for the home. Unique and customisable logins for each member
of the family ensure everyone has their own document and media
libraries, and a desktop they can personalise with new themes,
screensavers and more. Built on Windows XP Service Pack 2, choose
from the widest range of software, hardware and services all
designed to work together more securely. And tap into increased
entertainment and personal productivity.
Developed as the family-room entertainment centre.
Connect your Media Centre Edition PC
to a standard TV or widescreen, and enjoy your digital media in a
dynamic home-theatre environment all with the convenience of a
remote control. New ultra-quiet designs from major PC manufacturers
look and work great as a part of your home theatre with up to 7.1
speaker surround-sound. Set-up is a breeze from a remote control,
complete with support for wireless networks and automatic updates
that keep your Media Centre Edition current, while the Display
Calibration Wizard helps you configure your TV signal and display
type and video playback quality, so you can enjoy the best possible
experience from your equipment. Enhanced widescreen support enables
you to toggle between normal, zoom and stretch video modes to fit
widescreen displays. Start a movie, get comfortable and enjoy.
more of your entertainment in one easy-to-use place.
Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005
keeps your entertainment in one familiar place that's easy to use
with a keyboard and mouse or a remote control. Browse thumbnail
images of your music, photos and videos to easily find
entertainment. You can even view photos, music, video and more
stored on other PCs or devices around the home, all from a single
hub. Simply resize the Media Centre Edition window and you can
conveniently listen to music or watch a football game, film or video
while doing something else on your PC such as surfing the web.
Easily transfer, touch up and share photo slideshows with music.
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. View slideshows to music, or touch up
blemishes with features such as automatic red-eye removal, auto
contrast fix, and support for automatic or manual crop. You can even
rotate and print photos.
and back-up music, photos, recorded TV and home movies onto CD or
DVD. Back-up your
photos, music, TV programmes and home movies onto DVD1,
or share photos and home movies on DVDs that play in most home DVD
players, right from within Media Centre Edition 2005. You can even
create and share home movies with over 100 transitions and effects
in Windows Movie Maker 2.1 with DVD-burning built in.
Discover, watch, pause, rewind and record live TV — all with no
service fees. Record up
to two live TV shows1 at the same time and match them to
your schedule with optional Personal Video Recording (PVR). Windows
XP Media Centre Edition 2005 works with any standard signal, from a
basic antenna to cable, digital cable and satellite. You can even
use your PC while programmes are recording in the background. Easily
discover what's on, by channel or time, using the built-in
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) with no service fees, or use the
new Movie Finder to browse films to record by time, release date,
rating, actor and so much more. It's like having your local rental
store and a movie guide all in one place and with no service fees.
first home computer operating system designed for enjoying
high-definition quality via TV, DVD or even the web.
Watch live local digital TV1
on equipped PCs complete with full personal video recording1,
pause, rewind and Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) support. Windows
XP Media Centre Edition 2005 technology is high-definition TV1
compatible so you’ll be able to tap into the latest HDTV films when
the technology becomes available in the UK.
Listen to radio broadcasts from all over the world.
Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005
includes an integral FM radio tuner1. 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
your entertainment with you on a Portable Media Centre or music
entertainment on-the-go by automatically synchronising with a wide
choice of portable players, including the amazing new Portable Media
Centre, which provides easy access to your photos, recorded TV1,
music, films and more.
Connect to films and music in your living room — on demand.
Now, with Media Centre, the PC
and remote control introduce you to brand new entertainment
experiences. Media Centre connects you with entertainment options
available from leading online, on-demand content providers. Rent and
watch digital films. Find and download new music. Watch film
previews. Catch up on the news. Play games. Discover a world of
entertainment from the comfort of your favourite chair.
radio and DVD-burning features may vary by computer.
Connectivity and synchronisation may require separately
purchased equipment and/or wireless products. Service plans
may be required for Internet, Wi-Fi and phone access. See
device manufacturer or service provider for more details.
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