Ten things that Microsoft and TiVo must each do to win the living room

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Hot on the heels of his in-depth comparison of TiVo vs. Microsoft's Media Center, we asked Thomas Hawk to follow up for us with a list of ten things each of the companies could to do to win the War for the Living Room. It won't be easy (like TiVo making a version of their software for PCs? Not going to happen.) but we've got a feeling they might be better off listening up.

The digital video recorder revolution is on, with two players, Microsoft and Tivo, having emerged as the most likely candidates to dominate. Microsoft is betting on their Media Center Edition software package, while upstart TiVo has the name brand recognition and strong reputation among loyalists and was first to market. Either has a shot at becoming the gold-standard.

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