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Sizing up the digital home (22 May 2004)
All of this begs the question: are consumers ready to embrace these kinds of computers? In the short term the answer, in the UK at least, is probably no. Microsoft's Media Center PCs, which major on CE style content and can be controlled via a remote control, have hardly captured the imagination of buyers. PC peripherals like Philips Streamium (a hi-fi system that offers access to MP3 stored on a PC and internet radio) have sold in hundreds rather than thousands.
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