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Chapter 22. XP Media Center and Your Hom... > Setting Up Your Network for Media Ce...

Setting Up Your Network for Media Center

Although setting up your physical network connections can get tricky, it's really on the software side that things tend to get seriously complex. Because most of the network capabilities that Media Center relies on are actually part of the underlying operating system, we'll leave it to excellent books such as Robert Cowart's and Brian Knittel's Special Edition Using Windows XP Professional to sort out all the dos and don'ts involved in setting up and troubleshooting your XP-based network.

Like their counterparts at the HPNA, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance has also set its sights on the capability to stream video through your home, via the electrical outlets. Called HomePlug AV, the new version is being designed to support up to High Definition television (HDTV) signals. Look for products to appear in late 2004 at the earliest.



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