Sometimes you just want to turn on the television and, well, actually watch TV, but maybe keep Windows Media Centre handy to record or watch something else. A quick shortcut hack can start your rig up on live television.
If you're used to editing program shortcuts, one of the How-To Geek's favourite Windows tricks, you can go ahead and change the target of your Windows Media centre shortcut to this line:
For a more detailed and explanatory look at the trick, hit up the Geek's home away from Lifehacker for the full tip.
Automatically Start Windows 7 Media centre in Live TV Mode [the How-To Geek]