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Posted by mikestanley on 01-28-2004 06:13 AM:

Originally posted by S2000 Ben
The home media option needs to come down to a permenant low price of $50 or less. I am about a millimeter to just going out and buying the new Microsoft Media Center.

I hope you are listening Tivo. You have lots of unhappy customers.

So over $49 in price difference for HMO you're willing to spend a great deal more money on a stinking Windoze machine from Dell, Gateway, HP, or some other manufacturer with Windows XP Medica Center Edition on it? Because that's the only way a normal person can get it since MS doesn't sell it to individuals.

Even if you have some semi-legitimate means of acquiring MCE (say you have an MSDN subscription) you'll need to build one hoss of a machine, pay for a hardware MPEG2 encoder, etc.

And at the end of the day you'll have a media center that is just as wonderfully vulnerable to all the virii, worms, and security exploits that every other version of Windows is. Wheee!

And all for not wanting to pay $49 more? Wow.

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