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Has any seen XP media center edition? I went to Circuit City this past weekend and saw a demo. It demo'd very well and I found myself really liking it. Once I got a chance to play with it, I liked it even more. The one I saw was an HP Media Center computer.

If you haven't seen it, here is the URL.
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/mediacenter/" target="_blank">http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/mediacenter/</a>

It gives you tv-like control over your videos, tv, PVR, pictures and music stored on the computer. Instead of having to shuffle everyone off to your computer, you can just flick a button on the remote control and displays on the tv. It does this by connecting your monitor or TV to the computer via monitor port or firewire. It comes with a HP/XP remote control. It has normal TV/VCR/DVD controls coupled with XP specific functions.

Needless to say, this translates to a pretty decent "digital hub" strategy. Although the computer is the workhorse of the two, it is nice to see some pretty cool products. I think something like this would be a practical and an excellent focus for Apple.

Take a look and see if you think.

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This must have been in the works for a while. One of the screenshots in the MS online demo says the date is Monday, Nov. 12. Nov. 12 was a Monday last year, not this year.
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