If your PC came
with a rewritable
DVD drive, the drive
is able to read
and record to
Some of the Media
Center features listed
are for select models
only. Some of the
components listed in
the PC documen-
tation, such as
speakers and TV
tuners are optional or
required) is not
available in all
Software Guide — HP Media Center PC
Using Media Center Features
You can control the Media Center functions and
navigate Media Center windows by using the
remote control (select models only), the keyboard, or
the mouse. You can easily switch back and forth
between them by moving the mouse or by pressing
a button on the remote control or the keyboard.
You can run Media Center side-by-side with other
Windows software programs. It is possible to
browse through your pictures, watch videos, and
play music while using other Windows programs.
With Media Center, you can:
Watch, record, and play back television
Pause, rewind, and fast-forward TV programs.
Watch an instant replay.
Play back your digital videos.
View your digital pictures or play them as a
slideshow with music. Easily print your photos.
Browse, select, and play music CD files with
Record CD tracks to your media library.
Play DVD movies. Resume playing your DVDs
where you left off.
Listen to FM radio stations.
Access streaming music and video
subscription services. Some music and video
subscription services may not be available in
Record your TV shows automatically while you
are doing something else.
Open specific windows in Media Center by
using the shortcut buttons on the remote
Communicate with your friends and family by
using instant messaging. Instant messaging
(Internet service required) may not be
supported in all countries/regions.
Easily back up your media files to CD, DVD,
or another hard disk drive such as the
HP Personal Media Drive (sold separately).
Use the Optimization setting to keep your
computer running smoothly.
Use Away mode to save power when the
computer is not in use, and then you can
display the computer desktop instantly by
touching a keyboard key or a remote control