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The Complete Guide to Media Centers

XBox Media Center ScreenshotA media center provides a central location from which to access, organize and play media files. A media center combines the best features of TV, radio, DVD, digital photo galleries and the internet into a single device.

A number of commercial media centers exist in the market today including Google TV, Apple TV, Popcorn Hour and Western Digital Media Center. Some versions of Windows also include media center capabilities, and there are a number of Linux distributions, like MythBuntu, that can be used to convert a PC into a media center.

This guide reviews and compares media centers, provides tips on how to setup your own, and provides troubleshooting advice as well as other helpful tips.

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