Intel rethinking the living room PC | CNET News.com: “The lukewarm response for the EPC–a living room computer that functions as a DVD player, a digital-video recorder and a media storage vault that sort of looks like a VCR–is prompting Intel to rethink the design and function of these devices, said Don MacDonald, general manager of Intel’s home product group. “I think there is an in-built inertia against anything called a PC in the living room.”
Future living room units will be smaller, more stylish and likely less costly, he said. They could possibly even be integrated with movie delivery or other content services. Equally important: The fact that the box is a PC will be heavily de-emphasized.