My Channel Logos 2 Makes Windows Media Center Even Better

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A little over a year ago I told you about My Channel Logos, a free Windows Media Center plug-in that adds slick-looking channel logos to the TV guide.

The good news: My Channel Logos 2 is now available, and it's better than ever. The bad news: It's no longer free. The good news: It's totally worth it.

In case you're not familiar with the program, here's what it does for your WMC guide:

Nice, right? The software auto-populates the guide for you, meaning you don't have to do any manual labor finding and matching the right logos with the right channels.

Version 2 adds some pretty slick new features. For starters, you can now modify the "logo cell" (the area that contains the channel logo) to your liking: adjust the width, restore channel callsigns, center the logos, and so on.

I especially like the option of adding extra rows to the guide--up to 11 altogether. That means you can view a lot more TV listings per page--great if you have a big TV.

My Channel Logos used to be donationware, but the developer decided to start charging for it--understandable given the time and effort involved in a project like this. The price? A whopping $3.40. (You can always donate more if you want; I did.) That is totally worth it for one of the best Windows Media Center add-ons ever.

Contributing Editor Rick Broida writes about business and consumer technology. Ask for help with your PC hassles at, or try the treasure trove of helpful folks in the PC World Community Forums.

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