Media Center Quick Tip – Disabling Channels in your Guide

May 1, 2013 by

It's easier than you might think to remove individual channels from your Media Center guide. No settings screens required!

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Media Center Quick Tip – View Your iCloud Photo Stream in Media Center...

Feb 8, 2013 by

It's a little known fact that Windows users can enjoy the benefits of Apple's Photo Stream and iCloud. In this quick tip, we'll show you how to add Photo Stream to your Windows Media Center experience.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Using Your HTPC as a Play To Target

May 25, 2012 by

Media Center does not support the Play To functionality of Windows Media Player for some reason. While not perfect, you can ease the lack of integration by launching Windows Media Player in the background upon login. To do so you need to write a little three line script and drop it into a certain directory.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Finding Protected Recorded TV Files

May 12, 2012 by

This Windows Media Center Quick Tip shows you how to easily find out which of your Recorded TV shows are copy-protected.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Syncing Windows Phone Camera Roll to Media Ce...

Apr 28, 2012 by

Use SkyDrive on your Media Center PC to view photographs that are automatically uploaded from your Windows Phone.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Starting Media Center from the Xbox Dashboard...

Dec 12, 2011 by

The Fall 2011 update for the Xbox 360 brings a great new Metro-style UI to the Xbox dashboard, but where did Media Center go? You can still use your Xbox as an extender, you just have to dig a little to find it.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Guide Shortcuts and Features

Dec 1, 2011 by

Windows Media Center's guide may look like a traditional set-top box grid guide, but these tips may help make the guide much more useful.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Enable Media Only Mode

Nov 17, 2011 by

Hide the standard window control buttons from Windows Media Center by enabling Media Only mode.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Add a New Drive to Your Recorded TV Library

Sep 1, 2011 by

If you're adding more storage to your Windows Media Center HTPC, you can change your settings so the new drive will be used to store all new recorded shows.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Fix Record Start/Stop Time Problems

Jul 22, 2011 by

If the time is wrong on your Media Center PC, your recordings may start late or cut off too early. Improve the reliability of your time service updates by changing to one of a number of different services offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Media Center Quick Tip – Remove Start Menu Strips for Add-ins

Jul 6, 2011 by

Windows Media Center's Start menu groups your media into nice categories. But what can you do if third-party apps decide to install their own strips in your Start menu? Remove 'em. This week's tip walks you through the steps.

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Media Center Quick Tip – 30 Sec Skip, Replay for DVDs

Jun 2, 2011 by

If you’ve become accustomed to Media Center’s 30 second-skip and instant replay features for TV, you can add that feature to DVD playback, too. By default, the skip buttons jump between chapters when you watch a DVD. But you can change that by configuring the behavior of your remote...

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