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High-Tech Toys for Your TV Secrets of Tivo, Xbox, ReplayTV, Ultimate TV and More

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ISBN-10: 0789726688

ISBN-13: 9780789726681

Edition: 2002

Authors: Steve Kovsky

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This guide shows readers how to make the most of Digital Entertainment Devices, and who to call when they break.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
The Revolution in Your Living Room
Why Buy an Interactive Entertainment Device (IED)? Video IEDs: A Better Mousetrap
Gaming IEDs Get Real
Audio IEDs: Finding a Home
The Living Room of Tomorrow
Intelligent Television-The Boob Tube Wises Up
Overview of Video IEDs
Getting Hooked (Up) with Intelligent Television
Video IED Recording Options
Flies in the Soup: Known Bugs and Glitches
Video IEDs: More Than Just Appliances
Choosing the Right Video IED for You. ReplayTV
TiVo
UltimateTV
Playing the Field: Other Video IED Convergence Devices
Can My PC Be My IED? Thinking Inside the Box: PC Hardware Requirements
Video IED Software for Your PC
Buying Off the Rack: The Sony Digital Studio PC
What's Coming Next?
Intelligent Game Consoles-Gaming Goes Global
Overview of Gaming IEDs
The Winds of War: Console Versus Console
What's in a Game? What's Still Missing
Choosing the Right Gaming IED for You
Overview
Nintendo GameCube
Microsoft Xbox
Sony Play Station2. What's Coming Next
Intelligent Audio-Teaching Your Stereo New Tricks
Overview of Audio IEDs
Bring On the IEDs
What's Coming Next
Choosing the Right Audio IED for You
Overview
SonicBlue Rio Digital Audio Receiver
Turtle Beach AudioTron. iPaq Music Center
AudioReQuest Pro Digital Music System
Additional Audio IEDs and Related Components
Coming Attractions
Other Convergence Devices
What Else Is There? ZapStation
Internet-Enabled Set-Top Boxes
Conclusions on Convergence
Customizing Your Digital Entertainment Experience
Understanding the Pieces of the Puzzle
How Does It All Fit Together? Making Web Connections
Future Trends
Hacking Your IED
Are You a Tweaker? Tweaking Your Video IED
Game IEDs
Final Options
How Did You Ever Live Without It?
Overview
Video IEDs
Gaming IEDs
Audio IEDs
And The Hits Keep Coming
A Final Rant
Index