Media Centers / Digital Home
With Windows Media Center, you can store, access and download movies, shows, music, photos, and games. It has DVR capabilities and you can surf the internet, all through your televions with the intuitive user interface of Windows.
Through 3rd party software, such as HAI, Russound, and Life|ware - 3 manufacturers that have embraced the media center platform - you can use your Windows Media Center to expand and integrate control throughout the home. Control thermosats, security, cameras, audio and video distribution, and lighting throughout your home - inside and out.
For years home control was achieved through touchscreens throughout the house, but now you can use your televisions as the control center. For example, you can be watching your favorite movie from the Windows Media Center in your bedroom, and from the same screen, you can shut off all your ligths, arm your security system, and say good night! This control through the Windows Media Center is also referred to as the Digital Home.