updated 10:10 am EST, Tue January 9, 2007
MC-Pro Media Center PC
MediaREADY thos morning refeshed its media center range by introducing the MC-PRO, its highest-end system yet. The new edition is said to improve audio quality by including D2Audio's Intelligent Digital Amplifier, a device that improves audio decoding above and beyond the integrated surround sound audio. Performance has also been upgraded from the single-core, 2.8GHz Pentium 4 of the previous MC (pictured) to a dual-core Athlon 64 X2 with enough power to decode high-definition video. An appropriate dual ATSC/NTSC tuner is built in to provide those signals, MediaREADY notes. Few other details have been released at CES, though 802.11g Wi-Fi is standard in the system. Launch information is expected to follow shortly after the conclusion of this week's CES expo.