The Media Center Integrator Alliance has just published two case studies demonstrating two approaches for installing Windows Media Center. The first case study out of Florida is a fully automated showcase home coming in under $50,000 with Windows Media Center at the core of the experience.  The second installation is the winner of the Ultimate Install Contest and truly a reference design for best practices for how to integrate Windows Media Center into a customer's home.

See the case studies and their companion videos at http://www.mediacenterintegrator.org/media_center_ecosystem/installation_case_studies