The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Pat Hurley is a consultant with TeleChoice, Inc., who specializes in emerging telecommunications technologies, particularly all the latest access and home technologies, including wireless LANs, DSL, cable modems, satellite services, and home-networking services. Pat frequently co nsults with the leading telecommunications carriers, equipment vendors, consumer goods manufacturers, and other players in the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. Pat is the coauthor of Internet Telephony For Dummies, Smart Homes For Dummies, Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, and Home Theater For Dummies. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and two smelly dogs.
Part I: Introducing the Media Center Edition PC.
Chapter 1: All about Windows XP Media Center Edition.
Chapter 2: A Look Inside a Media Center PC.
Chapter 3: Evaluating and Buying a Media Center PC.
Part II: Integrating Your Media Center PC.
Chapter 4: Cables, Connectors, and Components.
Chapter 5: Hooking Up Your Media Center PC.
Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 7: Starting MCE for the First Time.
Chapter 8: Customizing Your MCE Experience.
Part III: Using XP Media Center Edition.
Chapter 9: Watching TV.
Chapter 10: Listening to Music.
Chapter 11: Working with Photos.
Chapter 12: Playing DVDs.
Chapter 13: Working with Home Videos.
Chapter 14: Working with Third-Party Applications.
Part IV: Connecting to the Rest of Your House.
Chapter 15: Building a Home Network.
Chapter 16: Using a Wireless Home-Networking System.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Cool Accessories for Your Media Center PC.
Chapter 18: Ten Future Features of Media Center PCs.
Chapter 19: Ten Great Places to Visit with Your Media Center PC.
Appendix: Connecting Your MCE PC to Your Home-Entertainment System.