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Media Center Not Yet A Home Run ! - 1/6/2005 8:54:30 PM   
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Microsoft has made significant inroads with the latest version of its Windows Media Center, but the entertainment-oriented software has yet to find a permanent seat in the living room.

After selling just a million copies in its first two years, the latest version--Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005--has racked up 400,000 sales since it debuted in October, Microsoft said at the CES trade show Wednesday.

The operating system is similar to other versions of Windows XP but adds a second interface, where users can display pictures, play music, watch videos or record TV shows using a remote control.

"The price of Media Center PCs came down a lot, which is partly why we were able to double our sales this holiday," Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told CNET News.com Wednesday.

Microsoft sees Media Center playing a big role in its plans for reaching consumers, an increasingly important audience for the company.
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RE: Media Center Not Yet A Home Run ! - 1/6/2005 9:33:00 PM   
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I built myself a shuttle mce2005 box with a fx5200 and nvtv card, schools is still out right now for the OS.
I like it but it still is sort of like a Tivo wether that is good or bad its hard to tell.

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