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Media Center

by gravyz / May 24, 2005 10:44 PM PDT

I've been shopping for a new PC but I'm having a problem finding one with Windows Media Center already installed. I know Gateway has it but I can't deal with them. I'd prefer to buy from a in-store retailer, Best Buy, Circut City, etc...

Thanks

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2005 10:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Media Center

My dad picked up an Athlon 64 based HP with Media Center 2004 or 2005 (can't remember), but these are gone. Try http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=SYS#Pentium4-HP and you see a few others from HP as well. These are likely the boxes with HP's DVD+RW drives and not DVD+/-RW drives and heavily discounted.

My dad is happy with this make/model and is having a great time.

Bob

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What about software?
by Mailman / May 25, 2005 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Just sharing.

Those look pretty good. Do the software disks come with the systems? I can't tell from reading the descriptions.

Thanks,

~Dave

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I can't tell either.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: What about software?

But the other model my dad received had the CDs to reload the OS. In some models you get to create said restore CDs. These are one or the other.

If you really must know, call them. Also inquire about whether they are the 2004 or 2005 version of the media center (both work, but you want the latest). I can't remember if there is a 2005 version, but you could do your own research on that issue.

Bob

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