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Building a Great Media Center PC

This paper provides guidelines, recommendations, and additional resources for OEMs, ODMs, ISVs, and IHVs who want to design and deploy innovative Media Center PCs that offer consumers the best rich media experience.

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Microsoft encourages system manufacturers to differentiate computers built on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This paper provides guidelines, recommendations, and additional resources for OEMs, ODMs, ISVs, and IHVs who want to design and deploy innovative Media Center PCs that offer consumers the best rich media experience.

Information is provided on recommended components, controls, and features, as well as instructions for completing a formal evaluation of the software. Also included are best practices for designing, developing, testing, and deploying hardware that is optimized for Media Center features and benefits.

Included in this paper:

  • Designing for the Media Center Experience
  • Design Fundamentals
  • System Components
  • Software Applications
  • Testing the Media Center PC

 

 

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