10-foot user interface
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10-foot user interfaceA user interface for a TV set. The "10 foot" is used to differentiate it from a desktop computer screen that is typically less than two feet from the viewer's eyes. Designed to be operated by a handheld remote control, the 10-foot user interface (UI) has extra large buttons and menu text that are easily navigated.
Windows Media Center Et Al
Starting with Windows XP, Microsoft introduced a 10-foot user interface in Windows Media Center. Subsequently, software solutions from other vendors have been introduced that turn a computer into a home theater PC (see HTPC).
|The 10-Foot UI Setting|
|A common 10-foot user interface setting is a home theater with surround sound. The optimum distance between viewer and TV varies but is typically no more than 10 or 12 feet for a 50-60" screen.|
|Windows Media Center 10-Foot UI|
|DVD playback settings are adjusted from this screen in Windows Media Center. Displayed on a TV, the large text and dialog can be viewed from several feet away. See Windows Media Center.|
|The Zinc 10-Foot UI|
|Zinc is a Firefox browser application that provides a 10-foot UI for viewing videos on a TV connected to a PC or Mac. Zinc enables access to a host of free and paid movies, TV shows and other video content. For more information, visit www.zinc.tv.|
|Boxee Multimedia Center|
|Like Windows Media Center, the Boxee application for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu Linux provides access to external and local video, music and photo content through a 10-foot user interface. For more information, visit www.boxee.tv.|
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