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Do HTPC's become obsolete?

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Well, I guess they must. But what is the expected life of one? Longer than a regular computer? For example, if you bought a Revo, do you think it would be unable to play television at some point because the technology passed it?
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Any piece of hardware you buy will be obsolete eventually.

I think the main advantage a PC has over a streamer is increased flexibility in upgrading software. That means they will be around longer.

The Revo I bought 2 years ago is still working fine, whereas the WDTV Live streamers I bought went into the trash because they could not handle Netflix. So while I spent double the money on the Revo upfront over the WDTV live boxes at the time, it is still in use.
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