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Media Center Replacement

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Missie, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. Missie

    Missie Thread Starter

    May 5, 2001
    I'm looking into getting a cheap computer to replace the 1500 dollar Dell that crapped out on me with no signs of life, and I'd really prefer getting Windows XP instead of Vista so I can use my tablet which is languishing away since I cannot use it with Vista without it shaking all over the place. Vista SUCKS. But I digress.

    Now, I can find desktop with Windows XP alright, but I'd really like Windows XP Media Center rather than Windows XP Home or whatever else. I can not find a computer that still has Windows XP Media Center edition.

    I'm wondering if it's possible to get a program to replace Media Center if I can't get the Media Center edition of XP. I have an Xbox and would like to put a TV tuner in the computer. It'd be nice if it could communicate with the Xbox, but not a total deal breaker if it can't. Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. LostAtSea


    Apr 9, 2008
    i have an HP Pavillion dv8330us its about a year and a half old and runs anything i can throw at it, it has the tv tuner adapter and media center installed and readily talks to every xbox i allow it to within the building i live in... great for gaming on its own as well... i've tried to look as well to for new laptops that run xp media center in recent months to give to my brother for when he graduates but its been tough goin finding anything new...just figured i'd give an idea of where to start looking
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