Vista ready platforms are already available and will enhance the users experience with communications, home video, games, music and photos. In fact with all kinds of multimedia, thus enriching your lives and providing selected content to enhance the user experience through the use of the internet and streaming it throughout the entire Digital Home. Additional features proprietary to the AMD Live! platform include increased internet security and content reliability.
The truth of the matter is that your PC is the most powerful tool in your home at your fingertips. It can be fine tuned to do just about any of the things mentioned before, without the certification or branding necessary from the two respective companies. Unfortunately if you do "go it alone" you stand the chance of being left out in the cold. Both companies have special content for those who prescribe to their branding.