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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Media Center Extender products from HP and Linksys and the Media Center Extender for Xbox gaming consoles allow users to view recorded television programs, DVDs and other digital entertainment from their Media Center PC on any television in the house via a wired or wireless connection.
The DHS 5-Series provides remarkable entertainment enhancements such as the ability to share DHS content with other TVs in the home via a Windows Media Center Extender and the capacity to add an additional TV tuner.
Installers may stop by the "Building a Digital Media Ready Home Network" session in which new releases of Microsoft Windows Media Connect and Media Center Extender will be discussed and demonstrated as components of PC-based distributed media.