By Jean Cyprien
Microsoft is set to release its Windows Media Center Extender for the Xbox in mid-November. The device will allow you to view recorded and downloaded media content to be stored on your PC via your Xbox. Any PC running Windows Media Center Edition 2005 can serve as a hub of sorts for the device, essentially acting as a media library. Pop in the Media Center Extender disc in your Xbox along with the infrared receiver and you’ll have access to the complete media library on your PC.
Videos and music can be streamed to your living room from anywhere in the house that you can manage to run a network connection to. The package comes with a full-blown remote and receiver for easy browsing through your media from your couch.
Not only will the Media Center Extender allow you to view your saved content, but it’ll allow you to control your central PC, so you can set up TV recordings or music downloads from the convenience of your living room. The unit will retail for $79.99 and will be available on November 15.