Windows 7 Now Supported By Western Digital's TV Live HD

On sale since last year, Western Digital's TV Live HD is now even more powerful thanks to a new update that's been released, allowing compatibility with Windows 7, making it the first networked media player to play nice. » 5/07/10 4:42am 5/07/10 4:42am

How To: Make Windows 7 Play Nice With All Your Gadgets

Generally speaking, upgrading to Windows 7 is a no-brainer. "But what about my gadgets?" you might ask, eyes watering slightly, "will they be OK?" Yes, yes they will. Here's how to make Windows 7 play nice with all your favorite toys. » 11/14/09 3:20pm 11/14/09 3:20pm

Windows 7 Windows Media Player 12, Play To and Media Compatibility

Windows 7 is Microsoft's way of saying "We <3 Media." Even other people's formats—notably Apple favorites H.264 and AAC—are supported in the new OS, which comes with the newest Windows Media Player, version 12. But the biggest multimedia upgrade is Play To, a little WMP feature that eclipses all the rest.
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Windows 7 Device Stage and Productivity Tips

With each version of Windows, Microsoft likes to brag about how much more support they have embedded for other people's devices. I remember at the XP launch, Regis Philbin, standing next to Bill Gates, plugged in a Wi-Fi PC card and "it just worked." Though I could never replicate that experience to save my life,… » 2/10/09 11:55am 2/10/09 11:55am

Win 7 Tip: 'Play To' Media Control Might Take Over Your Whole House

"Play To" is the ability to right-click a media file in Windows 7's Media Player and send it to any networked gadget appearing in the pop-up menu. It's sweet now, but it could be huge. » 1/28/09 8:00am 1/28/09 8:00am