Today we’re back online and ready to give you a couple of new themes to download. Apologies for the recent downtime, the server seems to always know just when I’m leaving town for extended periods of time. I’ve put top men on it and hopefully we can get the problem fixed soon.
To brighten things up you can find a few new themes for download and installation on your Windows 7 Media Center machine. The first is from Astrotoy7 with a follow-up to his original Black theme. The theme has been updated to feature a red theater drape in the main background and still includes fully black themed bits in other areas of Media Center.
Download Black (and Red) Theme
If red doesn’t fit your style you can try blue with this new HexGlowBlue theme from Grayline23. What makes this theme so fantastic? The background is animated to slowly strobe a glowing blue effect! It really is quite a neat effect and is one of the first backgrounds to be animated with anything other than the original style of blue glowing mist from the original Media Center theme.
Download HexBlueGlow Theme
That’s all for today, hopefully this server issue gets fixed promptly and everything is smooth sailing from here on. Find instructions for installing these themes below.
Installing this theme requires Windows 7 Media Center and Media Center Studio, a free media center theme creation application. Once you’ve downloaded the zip file extract the .mct file inside to a location of your choice. Open Media Center Studio and select the themes tab then select Import Theme. Locate the file and import the theme into the program. Select the newly imported theme from the listing and hit Apply. The theme will be applied the next time media center is started.