SlashDot is Wrong: MCE05 RocksHere.
I’m a very happy user of Windows Media Center Edition 2005 and have been for some months. Not only does it allow me unfettered access to audio, video and recorded TV from any PC in the house, but with the XBOX Media Center Extender, I can access all of this from any TV in the house as well (so long as its equipped with an MCE Extender). Further, I was able to use MCE to record several episodes of a yoga TV show for my sister-in-law and burn them onto DVDs with an evaluation copy of WinDVD Creator, making her very happy. I don’t know what the “content restrictions” who-ha is about, but MCE05 works great for me.