Microsoft Skips Media Center Upgrade – To Instead Offer Update

PCWorld.com – Microsoft Skips Media Center Update PC World is reporting that for the first time in three years Microsoft will not be releasing a new version of the Media Center operating system.

According to Microsoft Product Manager Tom Laemmel, there will be an “update” that would be “bigger than your standard Windows update, but smaller than a Service pack.”

The next new release of Media Center will be the Longhorn version, Laemmel said, according to PC World.

The real questions that still remain in my mind are will the “update” support cable or satellite HDTV and also, when will we see WMP 10 improved to create a more satisfying experience with the current Media Center platform.

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    They need to speed up in their efforts of adding the ability to use a cable card with MCE. I’m actually considering retiring my MCE box because I hate having to deal with an IR blaster and painfully slow channel changing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They need to speed up in their efforts of adding the ability to use a cable card with MCE. I’m actually considering retiring my MCE box because I hate having to deal with an IR blaster and painfully slow channel changing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They should add firewire support first. Not all cable companies provide CableCards while all of them have firewire enabled boxes (FCC requirement).