Windows Media Center Opens Up DRM Restrictions on Shows, Allows More…

If you record a lot of shows using a CableCard in Windows Media Center, know that the upcoming 1.19 update will loosen the reins on these recordings and allow you to copy them to other WMC machines and portable devices. In other words, you record into WMC, you can copy the content wherever you want—save for… » 9/09/09 6:57pm 9/09/09 6:57pm

Windows 7 Media Center: The 10-Foot Experience's New Features

Microsoft has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to the living-room PC experience, thanks to Media Center. Slick interfaces and powerful audio/video features combine with the power of a full computer to create a nice experience—though it pays if your PC is CableCard-compatible, for full HD over cable. In… » 2/10/09 11:55am 2/10/09 11:55am

HP Mediasmart Connect HD Video Streamer Lightning Review

The Gadget: HP's Mediasmart Connect, a networked receiver that plays back H.264, DivX, XviD, MPEG-2, WMV video, photos, and even connects to your Media Center to act like an extender. It's also expandable space-wise with HP's Pocket Media Drives, and supports 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g/n. It comes in a glossy… » 10/07/08 4:00pm 10/07/08 4:00pm

Windows Media Center Offers "Olympics on the Go"

If you and your DVR are having trouble keeping up with all of the Olympics » 8/08/08 5:39pm 8/08/08 5:39pm coverage, Microsoft is offering Media Center users the opportunity to catch up with on-demand content. All you need to do is launch Windows Media Center on a PC or laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate and scroll…