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Old 07-26-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Windows Media Edition.... good?

im thinking about getting the media edition...whats the difference between that and pro or home edition? is it worth it?
what about vista? are they going to come out with a final copy of vista to buy soon?
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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The media center is basically better for media like music, movies, pictures, TV etc. It has a program called "media center" in it and it lets you watch in record TV like a PVR (you need a TV tuner though). I personally like it but i'm getting home edition with my new HDD because I don't use the media center part of it.
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Is it more like xp home or xp pro?
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xp pro but with a new theme.
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Get XP Pro, it is better... unless you are really into the whole media center pc thing.. then get media center edition
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is it true you can copy protected DVD's in Media Center Edition?
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is it true you can copy protected DVD's in Media Center Edition?
Not natively, you have to get third party software
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I personally think Media Center edition is a waste of money, unless your actually using your comp as your media center, meaning you have it hooked up to your TV and have that remote.
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You can easily copy protected DVDs in xp home or pro, just get DVD shrink (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/vi...vd_shrink.cfm). I also think that media center is a waste of money, if you really want the media center experence, just install something like Sage Tv or even Nero 7 which have DVR and other media center features.
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