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Old 02-02-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
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Can someone please tell me what is different about XP Media Edition and XP Pro
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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Its essentially XP Pro but has advanced features for media feed back. It actually is very interesting. Currently I have an XBOX360 (I'm an MS fan boy) and I'm able to stream video, music, and pictures from my pc to my 360. I can also record live tv and store it to my HDD. If your in to all that tech stuff and want the "entertainment experience of the future" then its a good investment, or you may just want to wait till the end of the year when Win Vista is launched (suppose to contain media center).
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:51 AM   #3
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Its essentially XP Pro but has advanced features for media feed back. It actually is very interesting. Currently I have an XBOX360 (I'm an MS fan boy) and I'm able to stream video, music, and pictures from my pc to my 360. I can also record live tv and store it to my HDD. If your in to all that tech stuff and want the "entertainment experience of the future" then its a good investment, or you may just want to wait till the end of the year when Win Vista is launched (suppose to contain media center).
Yeah i was thinking about just waiting for Vista, but most likely its going to be too big of a drain for my wallet, so i might just pick up a copy of Media Center, im taking Video Editing classes right now in school so im sure it will be able to help with that.
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Under most pretences you can not get media center by itself. You have to buy a pc with WMC preinstalled, but this is America and where there is a will there is a way. Check out the link, when you decide to get it I guess you could come here.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...asp?CatId=306&

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Under most pretences you can not get media center by itself. You have to buy a pc with WMC preinstalled, but this is America and where there is a will there is a way. Check out the link, when you decide to get it I guess you could come here.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...asp?CatId=306&

Hope this helps.
Um... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832102311
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Old 02-03-2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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You need quite a few more things than just the OS to make any use of Media Center 2005..............

It's like buying the engine of a car with no body, no tires, etc.

I've had Media Center 2005 on a packaged HP PC for about 6 months and really like it...............especially when it's piped to my 43" DLP WS TV!
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