Gates speech to help kick off big tech show – Yahoo! News Expect to hear lots about Vista. Get ready for 2006 finally to be the year of the Media Center PC. HDTV CableCARD support in 2006, Vista in 2006, XBox 360 extenders, 64 bit computing in 2006, larger hard drives in 2006, plasma prices dropping, etc. Watch for early adopters to begin chewing through Media Center technology and reporting on it in the Fall with a huge push by Microsoft come Christmas 2006 being pushed forward hard in 2007. 2007-2008 should see fairly wide mass acceptance of the Media Center PC in the living room either through direct PCs or XBox or other extender units.