Senior Microsoft official uses Windows Media Centers, Lifeware automation and mostly off-the-shelf technologies for 11,000-square-foot home.
House Mode
Entertainment Center
The Arts Scene
Virtual Museum
One-Touch Scenes
Back-Up Light Switches
Whole House Music
Thermostat Control
Security
Baby Cam
Weather Report
Media Center Rack
Cloning Content
Home Theater Projector
Big Screen Experience
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Entertainment Center

Each entertainment zone in the house gets one Panasonic Blu-ray player, one Xbox 360 Media Center Extender and a Denon receiver. This rack serves two rooms. Because of restrictions related to digital rights management (DRM), DVDs cannot be streamed across the network, so each room gets a dedicated player.

Read more: Top Microsoft Exec Shows Off Media Center-Based Home