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Chapter 4. Navigating XP Media Center's ... > Exploring the Media Center Interface

Exploring the Media Center Interface

The sole reason for the existence of the Media Center remote control, which was developed jointly by Microsoft and Dutch electronics maker Philips, is to provide you with easy, across-the-room access to the Media Center interface (see Figure 4.7). Created as a sleek, highly visual “one-stop” destination for all your entertainment activities, Media Center's animated transitions and simple menu structure seem vaguely familiar, yet totally unlike any Windows desktop scheme that has come before it.

Figure 4.7. When you press the green Start button on the remote control, it will launch the Media Center interface; however, an inset window (lower left) always displays the current media selection.



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