The Sony VAIO XL2 Digital Living System ($2,699.99 direct) is an update to the slickly designed and unique VAIO XL1 system I looked at last year. It continues the company’s path toward Media Center nirvana. Like the XL1, the new XL2 is a MCE PC that easily replaces your TiVo, CD changer, DVD player, and more. It’s perfect addition to your home theater, particularly if you own an HDTV with an HDMI port. Like its predecessor, the XL2 comes in two parts. There’s the sleek PC unit, which houses the usual PC components such as processor, memory, and hard drives; and then there’s the 200-disc DVD/CD changer, also known as the XL1B. The changer is designed to itemize, scan, and store humongous CD collections.
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