This is just a speculative thing on my part, and I've put it here as I didnt want to clog up the Helproom.
Forgive me if my query isnt really focused enough to begin with, but, as i said, this is just me checking up in advance of doing anything drastic.
At some time in the not too distant future, I may invest in one of those new fangled lcd tvs, and also XP Media Centre Edition or Vista Home Premium, which I believe has the same functionalaity?
My main priority is music, so it would be great for anyone who uses either OS to explain how seeing music on my TV and playing it works? Would it, for example, go through the speakers currently running via my pc, or would i have to rearrange things much? Can films be beamed from my pc hd to my tv? ok, thats not music, i digress...!
You can play your music through your PC speakers via media centre, then if you have a TV aerial going into your TV (instead of via your PC) then you will be able to watch TV and listen to your music at the same time.
Yes thats correct. I have one aerial lead coming from the usual wall socket which i have split into three (via a signal booster). I have one aerial going into my TV (as you normally would), then the other two aerials going into the two tuners in my PC. This way you have the option to use the TV as per normal, but also have the option to run it through your media centre PC.