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    JParrish

    Why would Microsoft allow something that would seem so promising to slip past them? Media PC still requires a full computer, with very strict configuration (for user experience) yet these guys seem to have taken an XBox and turned it into a very awesome media center..  http://www6.tomshardware.com/consumer/20040511/xbox-multimedia-01.html

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    PaoloM

    You're right!

    In fact, have you seen how well XBMC lets you access the online guide and record shows and let you pause live TV and...

    Oh wait, it doesn't Smiley

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    JParrish

    I think that would fall into the classification of a DVR.. but I agree.. that should be a part of a media center.. does MS Media center do that now?

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    lars

    Have you noticed how it costs $900? Oh wait, it doesn't...

    /Lars.

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    PaoloM

    JParrish wrote:
    I think that would fall into the classification of a DVR.. but I agree.. that should be a part of a media center.. does MS Media center do that now?

    It always had, I thought it was the whole point of it being a Media Center... Smiley

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    JParrish

    Looks like it does, and that is certainly a reason I shouldn't have compared it to Media PC.. but XBox is still cheaper than many network capable MP3 streaming devices at now 149.00.. it just seems that the hardware is so much more capable than what MS has done with it thus far.

    I realize they are taking a loss on the hardware to sell games, but that seems not to be the only realistic profit model?

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    Jaz

    Xbox 2 might be more media center orientated, then again probably not

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    gmiley

    lars wrote:
    Have you noticed how it costs $900? Oh wait, it doesn't...

    /Lars.


    That brought a smile to my face. Thanks lars =)

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