Xbox 360 for Dummies

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Xbox 360 for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

332 pages

Publisher: Wiley Publishing

Publish Date: Jan 2006

ISBN-13: 9780471771807

ISBN-10: 0471771805

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Microsoft's Xbox now accounts for 37 percent of the game console market, and the new Xbox 360 is due out for the 2005 holiday season, months before Sony's PlayStation 3. When gamers take the new Xbox home, however, they'll soon discover that it's more than a just a game machine-it's a full-fledged home media hub with more power than most PCs. This friendly guide shows how to maximize both gaming and non-gaming features of this amazing machine.Topics covered include hooking up Xbox 360, taking advantage of HDTV and Dolby capabilities, using built-in digital video recording and wireless functions, storing media files, playing music, and displaying photosShows how to have even more fun by taking an Xbox online for massively multiplayer gaming, instant messaging, and moreDiscusses the social potential of the Xbox, which people can use to make new friends, join groups and teams, and even throw fantastic partiesIncludes tips for securing the Xbox from online threats

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Publisher: Wiley Publishing
Publish Date: Jan 2006
ISBN-13: 9780471771807
ISBN-10: 0471771805
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 332
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.34 x 0.7 x 9.18
Walmart No.: 0471771805

Chapter outline

Introduction
Xbox 360
Out of the Box
Meet the Xbox 360
Setting Up Your Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 Blades
Dealing with the Dashboard
The Live Blade
The Media Blade
The System Blade
The Games Blade
Xbox 360 in Your Entertainment System
HDTV , EDTV, Plain Old TV
Getting the Best Audio Experience
Customizing Your Console
Pushing the Outer Limits
Parental Control
LAN Parties
Windows Media Center Extender
The Part of Tens
Ten Great Web Sites
More Than Ten Great Games
Ten Tips for Parents
Ten Ways to Make Friends
Ten Great Accessories
Appendix: Original Xbox Games
Index

Book description

Microsoft's Xbox now accounts for 37 percent of the game console market, and the new Xbox 360 is due out for the 2005 holiday season, months before Sony's PlayStation 3. When gamers take the new Xbox home, however, they'll soon discover that it's more than a just a game machine-it's a full-fledged home media hub with more power than most PCs. This friendly guide shows how to maximize both gaming and non-gaming features of this amazing machine.

  • Topics covered include hooking up Xbox 360, taking advantage of HDTV and Dolby capabilities, using built-in digital video recording and wireless functions, storing media files, playing music, and displaying photos
  • Shows how to have even more fun by taking an Xbox online for massively multiplayer gaming, instant messaging, and more
  • Discusses the social potential of the Xbox, which people can use to make new friends, join groups and teams, and even throw fantastic parties
  • Includes tips for securing the Xbox from online threats

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