Media Center Extender


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Media Center Extender

A digital media hub from Microsoft that streams photos, audio and video from a Windows Media Center PC to the TV or home theater over a wired or wireless network connection. Connected to the TV set like a set-top box, the Media Center Extender (MCX) streams audio and video from the Media Center PC while other applications can be run at the same time.

Multiple MCXs can be used in different parts of the home simultaneously, each receiving different output from the computer. For gamers, Microsoft's Xbox game console has a built-in MCX and can operate both as a gaming machine and digital media hub. See Windows Media Center and digital media hub.
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Both new Media Center Extenders are designed to leverage Dual-Band Wireless-N technology to receive content contained on a Media Center PC.
HP MediaSmart TVs, available today in 42" and 47" sizes, include full HD 1080p resolution, support three HDMI inputs and deliver all the compelling features of Media Center Extender directly incorporated into a TV.
The D-Link DSM-750 MediaLounge HD Media Center Extender is housed in a sleek, 17-inch, black aluminum chassis, and connects to the home network using Ethernet or dual-band draft Wireless-N networking to make it easy to enjoy the Windows Media Center experience with friends and family on a home entertainment center.
The 26" television monitor is available with a bundled outdoor radio and DVD player, a Microsoft outdoor media center extender system, or as a stand-alone media component.
The Pika 8622L was featured in the keynote address, in the Microsoft Pavilion and at the Media Center Extender Platform Adaptation Kit track at the WinHEC 2006 conference in Seattle.
Media Center PC and Media Center Extender users can now access on-demand programming -- including music videos, stand-up performances, news and other compelling entertainment -- from COMEDY CENTRAL's "MotherLoad", VH1's "VSPOT" and mtvU's broadband services through their televisions or other screens in the home, using a remote control from the comfort of their couch.
As a networked device, it is also planned to support Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Media Center Extender (or MCX, code named "Pika") technology which allows users to experience Windows(R) Media Center on digital appliances.
At CES, we'll show how users can control and monitor live video from their LukWerks surveillance system with Media Center systems or Media Center Extender Boxes connected to a TV," said Evan Tree, president of WiLife.
announced it will develop DiXiM DMA HAK (Hardware Adaptation Kit) Media Center Extender Version, adding support for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Media Center Extender Technology (or "MCX Technology," code named "Pika") to their home network media player, DiXiM DMA (Digital Media Adapter), used to develop digital appliances for use on a home network.
In addition to Lagotek Modes, customers can now see the live views from their video cameras in the Windows Media Center Interface, including Media Center Extenders.
4 GHz spectrum, while utilizing the additional 5 GHz spectrum to optimize the performance of latency-sensitive devices like Media Center Extenders, Set Top Boxes, or gaming PCs
The Connected Home Theater report analyzes consumer awareness and interest in devices that bring digital content to the main entertainment center, such as Apple TV and Windows Media Center Extenders.