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Microsoft CES Keynote


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I noticed Microsoft had posted the Bill Gates CES keynote video on its homepage - so I downloaded and watched it (killing some journey time).

I thought you guys may be interested in watching it also. It covers Microsoft's vision of the digital home in some detail. As you know this is centred around XP Media Centre 2005.
What was of interest is how far the development of extender technology has gone (even though we have yet to see one in the UK).
An LG HDD/DVD recorder with built in extender was demo'ed - as was a 40" LCD screen (apparently Pioneer is one of their screen partners).

Overall one of Bill's best keynotes and I have to say well done to MS with Media Centre.
Please dont attack me for applauding... :clap:


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Extenders allow you to bring the MCE experiance to any TV/AV setup in the house (apart from play dvd) - via some relativly cheap hardware. All present the same user friendly interface and you can have upto 5 extenders per MCE PC. Best of all, they are completly fanless and driveless....i.e. Silent :thumbsup:

I have some really good PDF files and videos - but all too big for this site
Best to go to here for further info.
Media Centre Edition Homepage


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KraGorn - what did you think of extenders..?
Did you watch the keynote

interested to hear your views

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