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Sony Vaio Digital Living System

Bridge the gap between your computing and entertainment worlds. The VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™ is a full high definition 1080 Media Center PC with Blu-ray Disc™ technology and DVR capability.

Light up your living room with the flush, understated design of the VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™. Designed to integrate with your living room entertainment system, the VAIO XL3 is a full HD 1080 Media Center PC with Blu-ray Disc™ technology and DVR functionality. Watch Blu-ray Disc™ movies2 in stunning high definition (HD) clarity and record content to a single 25GB or 50GB Blu-ray Disc (MP2 format only). Supporting CableCARD™ technology, the VAIO XL3 also lets you watch and record live TV, including high definition and premium channels. And, it's easy to use with a wireless keyboard and remote control, HDMI™ for single-cable connectivity and Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Media Center functionality for easy management of your pictures, music and videos.

Designed for the Living Room or Home Theater

About the size of a traditional stereo receiver, this rack-style multimedia PC bridges the gap between your computing and entertainment worlds, adding an exciting new PC dimension to your home theater experience. With its sleek brushed aluminum, smoked acrylic front and optimized cooling for near-silent operation, the VAIO XL3 blends neatly and quietly into your living room entertainment center and home theater.

Watch and Record TV

Enjoy high-quality TV on your terms. With built-in NTSC and ATSC TV tuners and CableCARD™ support, you can watch and record analog and digital TV directly to the hard drive for on-demand viewing, including premium and over-the-air HD content.

Watch and Record Cable and Premium HDTV

The XL3 Digital Living System™ is digital cable ready and features an OCUR receiver, which is a digital cable receiver and interface that accepts a TV CableCARD. The CableCARD removable security module, which must be obtained from your local service provider, allows you to access the digital cable channels to which you subscribe without the need for a set-top-box. Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Media Center functionality acts as your DVR, letting you record and catalog your favorite TV programs to the hard drive. These innovative tools let you consolidate your entertainment center by replacing your HD DVR and digital cable set-top-box with the VAIO XL3.

Video Playback Beyond High Definition

Watch movies in the best high definition picture quality available. Whether you're watching a Hollywood title in HD or enjoying crystal clear video captured from your compatible HDV camcorder, the VAIO® XL3 Digital Living System™ is capable of playing high definition Blu-ray Disc™ movies in stunning clarity and incredible full HD 1080 resolution. And since the Blu-ray Disc™ optical drive is backwards-compatible with the format of your CDs and DVD collection, you can still enjoy your existing entertainment library.