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Intel Viiv vs. AMD Live! - Comparing the HTPC Standards - Is Viiv for you?

Today we compare Home Theater PC standards from Intel and AMD - it's Viiv vs. Live! We discuss the good and bad of each.

| Editorials in HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 29, 2006 4:00 am

Is Viiv for you?

 

But first we must digress slightly: Think about your home; think about your multimedia devices. Lastly, consider how many you have in your home environment? Naturally if you are part of the first world, your list would be pretty long. It would probably include laptops, TV's, DVD players and a stereo system. If you are a large family, chances are you have several PC's in your household a couple of laptops, definitely more than one TV. This is considered normal.

 

What if all these devices could be combined into a simple to use, convenient, yet powerful device? Interesting you might say. The truth is this cannot happen conveniently yet, unless you are Bill Gates with vast sums of money at your disposal. This is however, the goal of many companies and they intend doing it riding on your hard earned cash to get there. Many will say they have the answer and many would be wrong. Let's look at two major companies and what they can offer.

 

Sony KDF-E50A10 50 in. HDTV LCD Television

 

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