Windows Media Center Quick Reference for Xbox 360™ This document contains important information about using your Xbox 360 with Windows Media Center. This document includes information such as using the Xbox 360 controller and the Xbox 360 Remotes with Windows Media Center and networking tips. Xbox 360 Controller Replay Rewind Navigation Press to Record Back Skip Fast Forward On-screen keyboard More Info Back Select / Enter Windows Media Center Start Menu Navigation Channel Up Stop Play Channel Down Press to Pause Xbox 360 Universal Remote Xbox 360 Media Remote Mute / Closed Captions * On-screen keyboard Mute / Closed Captions * On-screen keyboard Live TV Program Guide Program Guide Channel Dn Channel Up Live TV * Closed Captions If Closed Captions do not appear when sound is muted, press Start and select Settings > TV > Audio. Under Caption Display, select On when muted. Use Windows Media Center with Xbox 360™ Xbox 360 Universal Remote and the Xbox 360 Media Remote The Xbox 360 Universal Remote is the best way to access the features of Windows Media Center. You can control your entire Xbox 360 experience with an ergonomic design that includes backlit buttons, universal TV remote, and integrated Windows XP Media Center controls. The Xbox 360 Universal Remote is available for purchase from www.xbox.com. For a limited amount of time, the Xbox 360 Core System will include the Xbox 360 Media Remote. Start Windows Media Center Enter Text On Screen The Xbox 360 Universal Remote and the Xbox 360 Media Remote include the Windows Media Center Start button (referred to as Start). • If the Xbox 360 console is turned off, press Start to turn on the Xbox 360 console and start Windows Media Center. • If you are in the Xbox Dashboard, press Start from any location to start Windows Media Center. You can enter text or numbers by using the Xbox 360 on-screen keyboard or the numeric keypad on the Xbox 360 Universal Remote. To display the on-screen keyboard when you need to enter text, press DVD MENU on the Xbox 360 remotes or On-screen keyboard on the Xbox 360 controller. Xbox 360 controller To start Windows Media Center, go to the Xbox Dashboard and select Media. To display the Start menu when Windows Media Center is running, press the Start button on the controller. Get More Info and Do More To learn more about a TV show you are watching or add more songs or pictures to your media library, press INFO on the Xbox 360 remotes or More Info on the Xbox 360 controller. INFO accesses related tasks to your current experience, such as listening to music or watching TV. Networking and the Xbox 360™ Use the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter Improve Network Performance You can connect the Xbox 360 console to an 802.11a or 802.11g wireless network by purchasing an Xbox 360 wireless adapter. The Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter is available through www.xbox.com. The Network Performance Tuner evaluates home network performance. The Tuner checks the bandwidth between the Xbox 360 console and a Windows Media Center-based PC, and makes suggestions that could increase the bandwidth. To use the Network Performance Tuner: 1. On the Windows Media Center-based PC, click Start. 2. Point to All Programs > Accessories > Media Center. 3. Click Media Center Extender Manager. 4. Select the Xbox 360 console from the list and then click Properties. 5. Click Network Performance Tuner. When using Windows Media Center, 802.11a wireless networks provide optimal bandwidth. 802.11a networks are also less likely to experience interference, providing better video quality. If you currently use an 802.11g wireless network for communication between computers and other devices on your home network, consider adding an 802.11a wireless network to provide clear bandwidth for using media with the Xbox 360 console. Home Networks and High-Deﬁnition TV (HDTV) Windows Media Center supports standard and highdeﬁnition video output on the Xbox 360 console. Network requirements for viewing high-deﬁnition video are greater than those required for standard video. For the best high-deﬁnition video experience, connect the console to the network by using a wired (Ethernet) connection. For more information about Xbox 360 and Windows Media Center, see Media Center Extender Help on the computer running Windows Media Center, after setup is completed.