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Anonymous
April 26, 2004 1:26:18 PM

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Just curios if Dell has a "media" computer for sale yet... that will
operate "out of the box" as a PVR?

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Anonymous
April 26, 2004 2:35:45 PM

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<me6@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> Just curios if Dell has a "media" computer for sale yet... that will
> operate "out of the box" as a PVR?

MS's Media Center is an option available through the home side of the web
site. Dell has taken a slightly different approach in that they don't have
a dedicated Media Center PC like most vendors, instead they allow you to add
Media Center onto a base 4600 or 8300 and then add in the proper components
and software. Personally I like Dell approach because I'm still free to add
in options that don't necessarily affect the Media portion of the system.

--

Rob
Q: "What did the redneck say right before he died?"
A: "Hey ya'all watch this!!"
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 3:05:13 PM

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>MS's Media Center is an option available through the home side of the web
>site. Dell has taken a slightly different approach in that they don't have
>a dedicated Media Center PC like most vendors, instead they allow you to add
>Media Center onto a base 4600 or 8300 and then add in the proper components
>and software. Personally I like Dell approach because I'm still free to add
>in options that don't necessarily affect the Media portion of the system.

OK so is this add on from Dell just some software then? That is.... MS
Media Center? Or is it some hardware as well?

Im wondering if getting 3rd part software such as this in link below
might be better overall than Windows Media edition?

see link

http://store.snapstream.com/snpcitucakit.html
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Anonymous
April 26, 2004 4:52:38 PM

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<me6@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> >MS's Media Center is an option available through the home side of the web
> >site. Dell has taken a slightly different approach in that they don't
have
> >a dedicated Media Center PC like most vendors, instead they allow you to
add
> >Media Center onto a base 4600 or 8300 and then add in the proper
components
> >and software. Personally I like Dell approach because I'm still free to
add
> >in options that don't necessarily affect the Media portion of the system.
>
> OK so is this add on from Dell just some software then? That is.... MS
> Media Center? Or is it some hardware as well?
>
> Im wondering if getting 3rd part software such as this in link below
> might be better overall than Windows Media edition?
>
> see link
>
> http://store.snapstream.com/snpcitucakit.html

Media Center is MS's version of Tivo. It provides an online (free) TV Guide
and manages all media from music to video. A media center PC comes with
every thing you need from remote to PVR capable video card (ATI I believe).
It can be used as you PC, your TV, your music player and record both to HD
and DVD. Plus Media Center provides an easy to use interface ontop of XP

Check out
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/evaluati....

--

Rob
Q: "What did the redneck say right before he died?"
A: "Hey ya'all watch this!!"
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 6:17:05 PM

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>Media Center is MS's version of Tivo. It provides an online (free) TV Guide
>and manages all media from music to video. A media center PC comes with
>every thing you need from remote to PVR capable video card (ATI I believe).
>It can be used as you PC, your TV, your music player and record both to HD
>and DVD. Plus Media Center provides an easy to use interface ontop of XP
>
>Check out
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/evaluati....

Understand Robert..... thanks for info!

However....Im just wondering if it still best to "roll your own" media
PC by buying something like the hardware and software I mentioned in
my original post?

Im just curious how media center compares to doing it yourself?
!