eHomeUpgrade | PLIX EMC 3200HD Media Center Edition PC EHomeUpgrade has the details on the new Ricavision PLIX Media Cener PC. Another beautiful form factor for your living room.
Having an acceptable form factor for a Media Center machine has been something that I’ve stressed and others have suggested will be helpful for adoption of Media Center PCs in people’s living rooms. Lately I’ve been thinking more though that perhaps form factor will not be as important as I and others have suggested in the past.
With the introduction of the new XBox as an extender unit my thoughts are now that rather than spend a lot of money on a high end nice looking MCE machine for one’s living room, people will simply buy the most powerful even boxy looking MCE machine for their den or home office and just stream everything from that machine to their XBox 360 extender.
Form factor in the home office or den is much less significant than form factor in the living room as we are already used to having boxy looking PCs in our dens and home offices.
That being said, it’s still fun to see these great designs that PC manufacturers are coming out with.