Re: Why no Extender?
Sucks, doesn't it? You think you have it bad? I am still trying to get
Aero to work on my VT100.
"zarbiker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I also was frustrated by news of the planned obsolescense of the XBOX V1
> on Vista. I have several XBOX's which serve primarily as extenders via
> 2005. I wanted to run Vista as my main OS on my PC but still make use of
> old XBOX's. I decided to try running MCE 2005 in a virtual machine
> by Virtual PC 2007 running under Vista and see how far I could get.
> The bad news is that there is no TV tuner support in Virtual PC. So no
> streaming live TV. The good news is that everything else seems to work
> I can view photos, play all my music and watch all my videos while running
> Vista!. All of those features just need good IP network support which
> Virtual PC apparently provides quite well. So I don't have to throw out
> the XBOX's quite yet. I can still sqeeze a little more out of them with
> "JW" wrote:
>> I feel quite comfortable with MC not going away. I do however feel that
>> users want to use their TV displays to access everything on the internet
>> on their Home PCs and not just the subset of features available via MC.
>> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I just think that MS needs to work on making us more aware of what's
>> > with this. How can they bring out a new product that completely
>> > obsoletes
>> > technology that's not very old. Makes me very hesitant to go 'all in'
>> > with
>> > any new extenders for Vista.
>> > I'd be interested to know more about the other options for extenders.
>> > Although I would still like to continue using Media Center as that is
>> > how
>> > my
>> > media is stored, arranged, and played.
>> > "JW" wrote:
>> >> It is rumored that some Vista MC extenders will be announced at a
>> >> Consumer
>> >> or Home electronics show scheduled for next Month or at the CEBIT show
>> >> in
>> >> Germany also scheduled for next month.
>> >> I was surprised that I did not see any anouncements by any of the TV
>> >> manufacturer at CES2007 of new TVs with built in MC extenders which
>> >> MS
>> >> was
>> >> promoting as a possibility last year. There appear to be other
>> >> "extender"
>> >> solutions coming to market now that do not require Media Center and
>> >> these
>> >> may be a better solution for extending content from PCs or the net
>> >> directly
>> >> to TV systems.
>> >> Also the Windows Home Server announced by BG at CES2007 appears to be
>> >> a
>> >> better solution and I expect that it just might replace MC extenders
>> >> as
>> >> we
>> >> know them today.
>> >> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:ADAB86F3-8A3A-4568-9A5B-955BCF530510@microsoft.com...
>> >> > I'm a little frustrated that I can't use an extender with Vista. I
>> >> > don't
>> >> > use
>> >> > XBox and don't plan to, but I would like to use an extender for my
>> >> > media
>> >> > playback. Why hasn't this been addressed and when can I expect to
>> >> > see
>> >> > an
>> >> > extender available from either Lnksys, HP or ?