A software application that permits you to enjoy all your favorite TV shows live or schedule to record them for viewing at a later date
SageTV Media Center provides a full-featured multimedia server with support for playing videos, music, or photo slideshows, and recording TV shows. Based on a client-server architecture, it enables you to access your personal multimedia library from multiple workstations.
Multi-step configuration wizard to set up the media center
Upon launch, you will have to go through a configuration wizard to set up the server in detail. While it might seem tiring to take so many steps before accessing the media center, keep in mind that this is a one-time configuration. The upside is that you can always go to the ‘Setup’ part of the menu and change what you have previously selected.
SageTV Media Center is designed to load in fullscreen mode, which hides the outdated Windows XP-like interface displayed in window mode. Overall, the media center is quite easy to use, seeing that all available actions are displayed on the main screen, as a list.
Browse online videos, or watch and record TV shows
SageTV Media Center makes browsing for shows on the Internet extremely easy. In the main menu, there is an option called ‘Online Services’ that allows you to land on all the most used and popular video websites, but also numerous pages of news, weather and entertainment (American Idol, Cool Hunting Video, etc.) and so on.
You can access the program guide for the current day on numerous channels detected for your country, or you can schedule to record some of the shows that you are not going to be able to see live.
Multimedia center with integrated search options
The program also features a ‘Media Center’ where you can import music, photos, and videos. SageTV is compatible with various multimedia formats, allowing you to enjoy watching clips and playing slideshows.
If your library gets large, then you can use the built-in search function of SageTV to look for videos, music, photos, or TV airings.
A multimedia center based on a client-server architecture
SageTV Media Center makes it possible for you to watch TV when you want to, and browse videos from the Internet, or movies and music from your computer. And thanks to the client application, you can also share multimedia content on multiple Windows devices.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used SageTV Media Center and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂