Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

Beginning in the 2002 holiday season, Microsoft and PC manufacturer partners, including HP, NEC and Samsung, will introduce a new class of media center PCs powered by Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. These new PCs will attempt to bring together the best of computing and entertainment for the home user.

Media center PCs will be complete desktop PCs enhanced for home entertainment, and will come equipped with all the necessary hardware to deliver both powerful computing and an enjoyable home entertainment experience. Media center PCs will include mid- to high-end processors, more than enough memory for computing and entertainment needs, high capacity hard disks, and CD-ROM/DVD drives, and will have advanced graphics and audio capabilities as well as networking connectivity.

In addition, each media center PC will come with the following components for enhancing the entertainment experience:

-A Media Center compatible remote control that keeps all of the entertainment on your PC within easy reach. The Media Center compatible remote control complements the keyboard and mouse.
-A remote infrared (IR) sensor that allows the remote control to communicate with the PC, and also controls your cable or satellite set-top box.
-An advanced graphics card for displaying the best TV experience on your PC monitor.
-A TV tuner that captures your TV signal from a cable, satellite, or antenna source.
-A hardware encoder that enables you to record TV shows from cable, satellite, or antenna to your computer's hard disk.

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Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

Hackers around the world rejoice cause thanx to microshit you now can enjoy more control over someone else's comp than ever before. Just look at these options.1.Xp has extremely shity hacker deterence so its like a open house that just screams come on in.2.You now can get free cable as a result without the need to do any major wiring cause its as simple as rerouteing it through your comp.3. Poltergiest options are more than ever a clever way to drive someone to the nut house. Change the channels without someones being able to stop it.This and more are some of the many features that microshit has built into their latest crapware so please be kind and send it to a worthless monkey/human today. :)

Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

You know, this is pathetic. MS makes plenty of good products like this and ppl still bag them. You know what, grow a brain and f**k off.Firstly, there is nothing wrong with the XBOX. the only problem is ppl like cubegod who has a brain the size of his balls (which you can imagine is quite small). Sure they may not have that many games right now but it has just as many as the GC which was released at about the same time. And don't give me any crap about how the XBOX doesn't have good games, they have plenty. Buy those games or if you can't afford them, read the reviews. High marks d**k shit!Finally a product like this comes out, which theoratically should have no faults with the general public, yet morons like you still pulls something out of ur ass. Really, get a life.

Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

no one will hardly use this as it is better 2 use a tv 2 watch things as they r bigger. computer screens arnt big enoth. it is a very good idear i i would consider buying it if i could. the idea of recording 2 your hard disc is alot better as u have loads of space so u can record lots of things.

Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

To add extra fun it will have a handy infared support so you not only can you hack a persons comp and have free cable but also you can hack their cell phone. What better way to screw someone then to make them call a phone sex on the opposite side of the world. :) Ben you obviously do not realize that microshit will use a format that they created so you can kiss that hard drive space good bye faster than it takes for a hacker to hack you. God's Hitman, i think you would know a lot about pulling things out of your ass since thats likely where your brain, xbox, and a few other assorted items can be found. Microshit may be good at making crapware but its suckers like you that maker hackers and microshit a very happy group of people. Have a happy day and f**kyouverymuch!

Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

this is pretty much what everyone wants and its all thankx to microshit lolol but what does this mean to the piracy brigade??????, and is microshit trying to invade the livingroom now with an integrated pc/tv/videorecorder/dvd player + xbox etc.etc.

Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

I've heard a little too many bad things 'bout this new piece of MS to let me buy it... The piracy-bridge should make it impossible to save your recordings on for example CD-Roms or DVD-Roms and impossible to copy over the network, said in other words, you can't copy your recordings from the TV, though it in the main part of the worlds countries is legal to record stuff from tv, as long as you don't re-sell, most countries it is even legal to take recordings from TV and share with your friends...I'd prefer to buy a TV-Tuner-card from Pinnacle-sys and use their software, can do the same and possibly almost as userfriendly too!/BiTNiSSEN_dk

Microsoft Announces XP Media Center

Firstly, reading the above posts i see that most of you have the intellect of a wet cababge. This is an excelent IDEA FOR A product. It should suceed where the Tivo failed - it uses standard PC hardware.You can slap another IBM 120GB Desktar in it for $100 and record another few days of video. You can stream it to any computer on your home lan, and im sure the objective of this box is to run on your main telly, so its gonna be pensioner-friendly.Working with a low TV resolution always places demands on a nice sleek user interface, so obviously this is not gonna be your average build of XP.Providing its built using SP1-updated security, there are no major flaws that can be exploited in the ways you mention. READ: Grow up kids.~ chris

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