Xbox 360 For Dummies

Brian Johnson, Duncan Mackenzie

  • 出版商: For Dummies
  • 出版日期: 2006-01-31
  • 定價: $680
  • 售價: 2.9$199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 332
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0471771805
  • ISBN-13: 9780471771807

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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 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

 

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Xbox 360 Out of the Box.

Chapter 1: Meet the Xbox 360.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Xbox 360.

Part II: The Xbox 360 Blades.

Chapter 3: Dealing with the Dashboard.

Chapter 4: The Live Blade.

Chapter 5: The Media Blade.

Chapter 6: The System Blade.

Chapter 7: The Games Blade.

Part III: Xbox 360 in Your Entertainment System.

Chapter 8: HDTV, EDTV, Plain Old TV.

Chapter 9: Getting the Best Audio Experience.

Chapter 10: Customizing Your Console.

Part IV: Pushing the Outer Limits.

Chapter 11: Parental Control.

Chapter 12: LAN Parties.

Chapter 13: Windows Media Center Extender.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Great Web Sites.

Chapter 15: More Than Ten Great Games.

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Parents.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Make Friends.

Chapter 18: Ten Great Accessories.

Appendix: Original Xbox Games.

Index.