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Viiv Off to a Slow Start

One wag at the Mercury News makes some interesting points on Intel's new Viiv initiative and AMD's AMD Live, two iffy home entertainment standards that appear, even after close scrutiny, to the be product of kicking and flailing by two major chip companies trying to compete with a) game consoles b) set-top digital…

HiGrade DMS P60 Viiv PC

The first of the Intel Viiv machines are starting hit the streets, and here s probably the best-looking one yet—the Hi-Grade DMS P60 Viiv PC. This small box runs Windows Media Center and will fit in perfectly in a home theater because it's quiet, yet its Intel Core Duo 1.6GHz processor is fast enough to handle HDTV.…

Aopen Viiv SFFs

More CES news from Aopen, which claims that we'll get a peek at the first Intel Viiv small form factor PCs at the big show in Januray. The miniPC runs both Windows and Linux and Viiv machines will probably use both Intel's Pentium and its Yonah notebook processors. Of course, I'm sure there'll be about a kabillion…