Here's our Hardware Tip for.. November 2, 2001
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Set-Top Game Boxes Versus The PC--Part 2 of 4
Game consoles may make better use of DVD-ROM technology than your PC does. Both the upcoming Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's x-box include DVD-ROM drives, and both are specifically designed to connect to TVs for game and movie playback. With PCs, on the other hand, you often have to jury-rig the connection between your DVD playback board and your TV or just suffer through playing your DVD-ROM game or movie on your small computer monitor. With both games and movies, bigger is better.