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IMO Viiv and Live are just marketing gimmicks to get people to buy another PC powered by their processors since everyone owns a PC already and they needed another market to generate revenues. I have an old Athlon XP running at 1.9ghz on my HTPC. It runs perfectly. There was no need of "standards" for HTPCs.
    
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Isn't 'Viiv' supposed to be pronounced like 'five?' That just makes no sense..... If I were a stereotypical computer shopper, I would choose that system that is spelled phonetically correct....lol
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Isn't 'Viiv' supposed to be pronounced like 'five?' That just makes no sense..... If I were a stereotypical computer shopper, I would choose that system that is spelled phonetically correct....lol
I think that analysis takes into consideration the worldwide sales, so if in English it's pronounced "five" in Chinese, Korean, French "five" means absolutely squat... even if the rest of the world would finally found out how it's pronounced it still wouldn't mean a thing. Live on the other hand... it's universal.
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I think this multimedia stuff is crap. It's just another marketing gimmick to get you to believe that you need LIVE! or Viiv to do multimedia stuff. But in reality, Windows Media Center won't care whether someone decided to label your chip as multimedia-centered or not.
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I think that analysis takes into consideration the worldwide sales, so if in English it's pronounced "five" in Chinese, Korean, French "five" means absolutely squat... even if the rest of the world would finally found out how it's pronounced it still wouldn't mean a thing. Live on the other hand... it's universal.
So they don't say five in China, but they say Live! ?

*****!

You kill me....
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So they don't say five in China, but they say Live! ?

*****!

You kill me....
I believe they say it "Rive"
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January 5, 2006 during the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Upon release, Intel had already made agreements with companies including ESPN, Movielink, T Mobile, TiVo, Yahoo, AOL, Napster, Virgin Records, Gametap, Adobe, Google, DirecTV and Pinnacle. Content providers will be able to encrypt media and allow it to be played on specific processors. ESPN will provide high definition streams and over 300 March Madness games and MTV will be converting Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 and mtvU programming.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viiv



Seems like pretty pointless technology to me. More DRM to limit how we use what we already pay for.......
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