With the advent of iPods. downloadable music, digital photography, and the growth of online video, our home computers are truly emerging to become viewing and listening "stations" rather than just email and web browsing machines.
For years, magazines and media have been promising digital "convergence" where the home TV and the computer would come together in a single appliance. Dell and Gateway and many smaller specialized computer manufacturers released specially configured computers to try and coax computer users to watch TV on their computers or even to surf the Internet from the TV living room. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium is designed to help record, organize and systemize video, music and photography in one machine and its latest software, Windows 8, has many of these features built in. And, of course, Apple's iMac wonderfully integrates these features throughout its systems.
But the simple fact is that trying to put all these features in a single computer misses the point of the Digital Media "Center" which is to truly centralize your collection and make it available everywhere you need it whether in the living room, bedroom, kitchen or even when you away. And, frankly, it needs the touch of a professional to bring about its promise.
The real goal of the Digital Home is to centrally store all your entertainment on a single machine but it is not a computer. It is called a server and it is media machine from which all your OTHER machines can access whatever is needed. This begins to transform your home from a collection of machines to a centrally stored system. The costs can be minimal to store your digital "stuff" this way and it will transform the way you use computers. It will make you safer, more secure, and far more convenient. Your photos, music and video will not only conveniently accessible, but centrally backed up as well.
GeeksOnTime has learned how to bring about this kind of transformation from years of experience providing services to small businesses helping them centrally manage their business information We can install a simple central media storage system ranging from a few hundred dollars to fully integrated music, video and security systems in the higher ranges.
Isn't it time you used the experts of GeeksOnTime to improve your computing experience rather than just calling
us for fixes and cleanups? Contact us today for a no charge evaluation of your home network and start enjoying real media center benefits of modern computing.