News, Analysis, and Opinion on Microsoft Digital Media Technologies
School is out for the semester which means more time to kick back. I'm sure most of you know that there is a lot going on, so post any specific questions you have here and I'll see what I can cover.
Glad to see you back alive here! I know how crazy the end of semesters can be. Been holding back information about SDV?
Hi Chris, what is up with CableCard PCs? I don't see them offered by many of the big OEMs.
Is the MCE + CableCard going away?
Do you think we'll ever see another MediaCenter extender beyond the XBOX360? Something from MS perhaps?
How many people have successfully created a DIY OCUR Cable Card machine. Will Microsoft finally open this up to the public?
Thanks for the offer. Here are my questions:
1) Can you comment on the extender strategy for Media Center? Will there be a gen 3 strategy at all?
2) Will there be integration with other Microsoft entertainment devices/experiences? So will I be able to manage my music library through my Zune software and have my music plays in Media Center count as plays in my Zune Library? Will I be able to use the Zune marketplace in Media Center or access the Xbox Live Movie/TV marketplace?
3) Will there be DirecTV or Dish Network support in Media Center?
Glad to hear your alive.
1. Any comments on ZuneHD/xYz/Pink? Any chance of webguide integration or Ian's offline extender idea actually happening?
2. Why'd Internet TV need a beta 2? Will it do something besides gather dust?
Zune subscription would be cool on the Media Center.
Good to hear Chris, I check your blog all the time, so I just assumed you were busy.... We all know there is a lot going on in the MC world....
Hi! Was wondering where you had been! :-)
Any chance there the Microsoft/DirecTV relationship has rekindled at all, in terms of Media Center support?
Have you heard anything more from Ceton regarding their mstream tuners??? I signed up for their beta, but never got a response.
What are you studying?