Inside Vistaâ€™s Entertainment Options
If you are still on the fence on deciding to upgrade to Vista MCE, EH has a detailed a few of the new features that can be found.
From the article:
Windows Vista includes a special HotStart mode that instantly starts movie, TV or music playback without requiring the full operating system to boot up. This allows you to enjoy the feature-rich benefits of a computer in the entertainment room without paying the penalty of waiting for the computer to fire up.