Intel, DIRECTV Poised to Connect PCs and TVs in U.S.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by jolt, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. jolt

    jolt Guest

    http://home.businesswire.com/portal...d=news_view&newsId=20060926005814&newsLang=en

    "Through the integrated DMA, the DIRECTV digital set-top box will allow
    customers to access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly
    from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs."



    No mention of VIDEO delivery. Does this PR put to rest the speculation of a
    satellite tuner for Vista? Why bother if it doesn't allow for Video to MCE
    over the home network. IMHO speculation of a tuner in the PC was over the
    top, but I think few would have imagined it would be restricted to music and
    photos.
     
    jolt, Sep 28, 2006
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  2. jolt

    Nigel Barker Guest

    This is actually the complete opposite of what everyone wanted & expected. This
    is using the DirecTV STB to access photos & music on a PC for display/playback
    on a TV.
     
    Nigel Barker, Sep 28, 2006
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    JW Guest

    I believe that were expecting will still occur since it was MS Management
    that was working with DirecTv on inclusion of a DirectTV card tuner in Vista
    based PCs. I expect to that it will be shown at CES2007 in January.
    This announcement referred to hear is for a totally different product
    developed between Intel and DirecTV.
     
    JW, Sep 28, 2006
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  4. jolt

    jolt Guest

    I'd like to believe all the hype was for more that this, but keep in mind
    Microsoft develops software for more then PCs. The software download and or
    the software developed for the DVR maybe part of the partnership with
    Microsoft.

    This could be a road marker to show the direction they are headed. Look back
    to CES 2005 and the concept of a Home Media Center receiver. The Home Media
    Center will require hooking up to the existing network thus the software to
    integrate it and development of software for the satellite recievers.

     
    jolt, Sep 28, 2006
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