While pictures help in telling a story they don't really show you how something works in practice (or in your home).
The demo videos (below) of my do-it-all Media PC show some key features (in use) that I think display some of it's potential. You can also see some still image shots here.
My other goal is to demonstrate that a Media PC really isn't that intimidating as many people might think and definitely makes cutting the cord worthwhile. Of course, it is more complicated (especially compared to a simple set-top-box or single purpose DVR). However, I think most people will find them surprisingly living room friendly and will appreciate the fact that one box can do the work of many.
I hope you enjoy these short clips and let me know what you think.
Note: The first two clips in the playlist cover my wireless keyboard and remote. The remaining videos show me controlling the Media PC with only the remote. Rarely do I have to grab the keyboard to get basic jobs done (and that is what makes this a true Media PC, not just a PC connected to your TV).
- IOGear Media PC wireless keyboard
- Media Center Remote (used in all of the videos)
- Window 7 Media Center: Watching live and recorded TV
- Netflix Streaming in Windows 7 Media Center
- Windows Media Center: Playing a DVD disc
- Playing a BluRay disc image
- Running Hulu Desktop
- Running the ZincTV browser
- Streaming an AVI over the network to my Media PC
- Streaming a full bit rate DVD folder over the network to my Media PC
- Using my Media PC to stream audio
- Windows Media Center: Cool screen saver / slideshow
- Time to boot, put in standby, wake from standby