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Philips is singing the praises of its MPC9350i Media Center PC, a VHS-looking box with a 3GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB of memory and a 250GB hard drive running Windows XP Media Center Edition. The company calls it the ultimate home entertainment center, because it's able to play back music and movies and has PVR capabilities along with wireless Internet access.

The problem is, Philips is dancing around the whole tuner problem by using two analog tuners in this product. Perhaps unsuspecting consumers in the UK (where this is first being marketed) won't realize that this is not an all-in-one home theater system at all.

Philips turns on feature-filled Media Centre system [Reg Hardware]