From the Expert Zone: Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender


Got a call this weekend from friends who finally took the plunge and brought home a new Xbox 360. They already have a Media Center PC and they wanted to know how to configure their new game machine as a Media Center Extender.


My response: why read when you can watcn and learn. Just fire up the broadband connection and check out Chris Turkstra’s Expert Zone Support WebCast on just such a scenario: 



“This session provides an overview of the Media Center Extender feature that is included in every Microsoft Xbox 360. With an Xbox 360, a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, and a network, you can extend the Media Center experience – in high definition, including all your TV, pictures, music and videos – to any room in your house. This WebCast will cover computer and network requirements, setup, and the features, end user benefits, and limitations of using Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender.”



  • Offline viewing download: If you wish to download a copy of this broadcast to your local hard drive for off-line viewing, it’s provided as a separate file (self-extracting .exe) that you can download.

  • Download the presentation: This is a Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt) file.

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Comments (8)

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    Over the weekend I talked about From the Expert Zone: Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender. A quick visit

  7. Ed says:

    Any suggestions for them on how to hear the media over the 360's raging noise?   I love my 360's media features, too bad I can't hear them.

  8. Satisfy Me says:

    A question from an Xbox 360 owner with a Media Center PC: "how do I connect an Xbox 360 to my Windows