So, you have finished building your brand new home theater PC or purchased a prebuilt computer. Your next step is to optimize software drivers, codecs and applications to enjoy your media files in the living room.
How do you want to organize your photos? Your home videos? Your television shows and movies? In this round-up we will highlight the important tips to get the most out of your Boxee media center.
1. Install the media center software
When we previously listed the most popular HTPC softwares, Boxee media center came in the third place.
Boxee is a social media center that redefines the way how we watch TV in the future. While it has some unique features such as integrating online video content and user recommendation system, the Boxee on TV starts to look ready for the mainstream.
2. Optimize the user interface and the file system
The Boxee is an amazing media center that combines a social twist. In order to get the best experience with Boxee on TV, there are a few things you need to do. These things include using remote, properly naming and organizing files, utilizing the background capabilities, and accessing sites like Hulu.
3. Consider getting a network attached storage
Speaking of organizing media files, have you ever considered in getting a dedicated network attached storage that you could use to stream media files around the house.
4. Optimize the Internet browsing experience
The internet browsing experience inside the Boxee is not an ideal one, so it is recommended to install a Firefox plugin called NoSquint, which allows you to change the default zoom level to a more appropriate one depending on your viewing distance.
5. Optimize the desktop font size
Talking about a larger font, it is also recommended to adjust your text font size into a larger one to make the desktop navigation more convenient.
Or finally, maybe it is time to move to a fully integrated media center system with the Boxee Box?