Navigate with the Mini Guide
When you change channels or when you first start Live TV, Media Center displays an information bar at the bottom left corner of the screen. The information bar shows the current television station name, television channel, television show title, start and end times for the television show and the current time.
The information bar is actually much more than a simple notification – you can use it to browse the Guide from the convenience of the corner of your display. It’s called the Mini Guide. Press the up or down arrow key on the remote control to expand the information bar and display the Mini Guide. You can also press the More button and then select and press OK on Mini Guide. The Mini Guide displays a description of the television show in addition to all of the other information previously mentioned in the information bar.
The Mini Guide behaves exactly the same way as the ordinary Guide does. Press up and down to change the television channel information that is displayed. Press the right and left arrow keys to see what television shows are coming up – none of these actions actually change the television show that you’re watching.
If you’re watching a television show and you are curious about what is coming up, rather than display the full Guide, you can browse with the Mini Guide. When you find a television show that you like, press OK to change the channel to the television show if it is currently airing, or press OK to open the Program Info screen for the show. If you want to record it, just press the record button on the remote control and Media Center will schedule the recording for you.
This series of articles was excerpted from 'How To Do Everything With Windows Media Center', written by Joli Ballew and Justin Harrison for McGraw-Hill Companies and a copyright exists at McGraw-Hill. Permission must be granted by McGraw Hill to reuse or republish this material.