Windows® Media Center Review
Windows 7 Media Center menu system delivers a fuller overview of all options so that the users can view the options at one glance. The main categories at the top of the screen of Windows 7 Media Center will push out the items which are not selected to the periphery of the screen so that the main categories can be viewed well. Without editing xml you can manually add DTV channels which are missing. The use of scrub bar on a PC is awesome. By using this scrub bar the users can see the thumbnail previews even while dragging. At the time of watching live TV current time is shown on the scrub bar.
Windows 7 Media Center will display the images of TV shows and recorded TV throughout the guide. The great utilities like Guide Tool become possible by the improved EPG DB and because of this the users can import the custom programming data. The guide can be color coded by the show type. The addition of 'Guide' button in Windows mode is very useful.
Windows media center is a media player and a digital video recorder from the Microsoft. It is an application used for playing videos, music, record TV shows etc. This application is included in most of the versions of Windows. The Media Center allows the users to play the slide shows, videos etc even from the network locations. By using the Windows Media Center users can create playlist of variety of albums and songs. The users can enjoy the visualizations while playing music. The Media Center also allows the user to play video files and browse pictures and can play them in slide shows. The Windows 7 Media Center allows the user for watching virtual channels with new Internet TV feature of Windows 7 Media Center. The Internet TV service provided by the Windows 7 WMC is free which is supported by advertising. This service show the Internet channels in the Media Center of Windows 7.
- FIVE – Time management
The recorded TV in the alphabetical order is shown by the Windows 7 Media Center. This will help the user for knowing about the shows easily. The user need not select the favorite views in the guide every time because you can make it static. The movie library is the next useful thing and it will support many file types.
- FOUR – The fade
The Windows 7 Media Center allows the user to browse while watching TV along with viewing pictures in picture-by-picture style video playing. The classier technique in the Media Center keeps the users watching over the menu system in a gradient which is semi transparent while the user performs other tasks. The new way of cutting away from the video leaves it very large; so watching becomes easier when you divert the eyes from the menu.
- THREE – Turbo scroll
If the user has a list of even more than 2458 titles it will be very difficult to work with the back and forth button. The scroll bar is for the easiness of this work which is developed by Microsoft. When the user holds the scroll button down, then the titles will turn into a literal blur. This turbo scroll is actually an intentional visual effect.
- TWO – Desktop gadget
Another feature of Windows 7 Media Center is the built-in Windows Media Center desktop gadget. This will show the TV shows which are recorded recently, popular series, sports, categories of music etc. The user can play Internet programs, recorded programs etc directly from the gadget’s interface. Accessing the contents of Media Center is possible directly from the desktop gadget.
- ONE – Internet TV
The users can watch Internet TV even though the TV tuner is not installed in your system. The users can watch the virtual channels with the help of new Internet feature in Windows 7 Media Center. The available programming includes movies, news, music channels, sports etc. The Internet TV service is free. The channels in the Internet will also show up the guide.
Windows 7 Media Center fulfills all the users' media needs. The users can play music, videos etc in the Windows 7 Media Center. This can also be used for recording live TC. Thus this is the most suited Media Center for the users who love music.