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Chapter seventeen. Using Windows XP Medi... > Using Windows XP Media Center

Using Windows XP Media Center

You can choose to use your Media Center PC just like a regular Windows XP-equipped machine, without ever seeing the Media Center interface. That's not the reason you bought a Media Center PC, however, so let's switch to the Media Center interface and examine all that's there for you to do. (You can launch Media Center by clicking the Media Center icon on the Windows desktop, or via the Windows Start menu.)

Working with the Remote Control

Since you probably don't want to have a mouse and a keyboard in your living room, most users will operate Media Center via the remote control, like the one shown in Figure 17.2. You navigate around the Media Center screen with the arrow buttons on the remote, then press the big OK button on the remote to make the selection.


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