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Intel Viiv

"Job number one [in 2006] is not so much selling Viiv; it is creating the usage model. And that's an industry thing we are trying to get done - Don MacDonald, Intel vice president and general manager

"Job number one [in 2006] is not so much selling Viiv ; it is creating the usage model. And that’s an industry thing we are trying to get done - Don MacDonald, Intel vice president and general manager

Viiv PCs are are dual-core processor-equipped devices that are designed to fit into the design of a common family room and - most of the times - look like a DVD player.

Viiv PCs are are dual-core processor-equipped devices that are designed to fit into the design of a common family room and - most of the times - look like a DVD player.

AMD takes a different approach with its Live platform: AMD believes that the perfect media center PC will be an "enabling" device that stores and provides access to digital media content, but essentially remains a PC in its looks and functionality.

AMD takes a different approach with its Live platform : AMD believes that the perfect media center PC will be an "enabling" device that stores and provides access to digital media content, but essentially remains a PC in its looks and functionality.

The first Viiv PC prototype for the family room. This device was shown at IDF Fall 2005.

The first Viiv PC prototype for the family room. This device was shown at IDF Fall 2005.

This is Intel's Mac mini clone, the "Golden Gate" PC. Also an early Viiv prototype, the system was equipped with a "Yonah" Core Duo processor - and connects that are common in a PC environment.

This is Intel’s Mac mini clone, the "Golden Gate" PC. Also an early Viiv prototype, the system was equipped with a "Yonah" Core Duo processor - and connects that are common in a PC environment.

Newer devices, such as this compact model, include more consumer electronics-specific interfaces, such as HDMI ports.

Newer devices, such as this compact model, include more consumer electronics-specific interfaces, such as HDMI ports.

According to Intel, there were 110 Viiv Pcs available in January of this year, including this LG unit, ...

According to Intel, there were 110 Viiv Pcs available in January of this year, including this LG unit, ...

... this Acer PC with the look of a traditional desktop PC and ...

... this Acer PC with the look of a traditional desktop PC and ...

... this digital media converter.

... this digital media converter.

Any PC carrying this logo comes with Intel's digital entertainment vision built-in. The requirements for this logo are listed on Intel's website.

Any PC carrying this logo comes with Intel’s digital entertainment vision built-in. The requirements for this logo are listed on Intel’s website.