AMD Cranks Up The Volume On Digital Entertainment With The AMD LIVE! PC

AMD announced today the next milestone in
digital entertainment with the AMD LIVE! PC — a full-featured, easy-to-use
media center PC, designed to enable consumers to organize, distribute, share,
and enjoy their content collection throughout the home and on the go. Leading
OEMs including Acer, Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, Sahara,
and Tsinghua Tongfang, as well as system builders in North America, Western
Europe, and China, will have AMD LIVE! PCs, powered by the award-winning AMD
Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, starting in June. The AMD LIVE! Entertainment
Suite, a collection of services and applications designed to enhance the PC
experience, is also available today at

“The AMD LIVE! PC and AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite represent
the culmination of industry-leading companies collaborating around open
standards to deliver compelling entertainment solutions,” said Bob Brewer,
corporate vice president, Desktop Business, AMD. “With the AMD LIVE! PC, AMD
begins delivering on its vision for merging broadcast TV content with
interactive, personalized broadband applications and services, all without
disrupting the devices already accepted and used by consumers in their homes

The AMD LIVE! PC is designed to help consumers get more
enjoyment out of their digital media by consolidating their content in a
central location and delivering the tools to help them easily and seamlessly
access that content through the devices they already have.

“Today customers are looking for PCs that will allow them to
view, interact and play new content from broadcast television to music to
games,” said Tom Anderson, vice president of marketing, global consumer PCs,
Personal Systems Group, HP. “By offering AMD LIVE! branded PCs, our customers
will have the ability to buy a PC that will meet their evolving entertainment

“We’ve seen remarkable enthusiasm for Windows XP Media Center
Edition PCs, which enable consumers to enjoy their photos, music, TV shows and
movies throughout the home,” said Mike Sievert, corporate vice president,
Windows Client Marketing at Microsoft. “By collaborating with AMD to deliver a
powerful combination of digital entertainment software on a strong media
platform, Microsoft is helping to provide consumers with rich, engaging

The first solutions to be offered in the AMD LIVE!
Entertainment Suite include AMD LIVE! On Demand powered by Orb Networks:
a service that streams live or pre-recorded television programs, photos, music
and movies to many common Web-connected devices; AMD LIVE! Compress: a
tool that optimizes recorded television content in order to save space and
time, enabling customers to save up to 10 times as many TV shows on their PC;
AMD LIVE! Network Magic: an easy to use service that allows users to set up,
manage and secure their home network; AMD LIVE! LogMeIn: a service
providing users the ability to remotely control their AMD LIVE! PC to obtain
access to content, files and programs from anywhere; and AMD LIVE! Media
a service that can automatically back-up users’ digital content
collection to a secure online server. Once registered and activated, AMD LIVE!
PC users will receive 25GB of free storage to safely store their personal
photos, home movies and music collections.

Many of these applications and services are available for free
download beginning today from AMD at Over time, the website will evolve into a
repository of tips and tools to help consumers build out their entertainment
world. With home networks, and using technology such as Microsoft Media Center
Extender, the site will be available both in a “two-foot” Internet in the study
and “10-foot” television experience in the living room.

Full Press Release

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One thought on “AMD Cranks Up The Volume On Digital Entertainment With The AMD LIVE! PC

  1. Wow. Now that’s a lot of hooplah surrounding nothing. I guess I could brag that I have an AMD Live! PC, because mine can do everything listed there (and it runs AMD). You’d think a chip manufacturer could add a bit more ingenuity to a media center PC…..

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