Microsoft this week showed off a new “TV client” for Windows XP Media Center Edition, which allows content stored on a Media Center PC to be shown on, and remotely controlled by, a television set. The problem is that the demonstration raised more questions than it answers.
“With Microsoft now publicly courting the consumer electronics and PC hardware industries to make equipment for streaming video over home networks, it proves that while the revolution may not be televised, it will be about television. And music. And maybe even digital photography. But it will be mostly about television, because that’s what people are willing to pay for.”