Joe Belfiore just finished up his keynote at
DigitalLife. I didn’t watch it, but sounds like little to nothing was
said that is not already known. The big news of course was v2 Extenders
and Internet TV beta. So far very few
are interesting in buying Extenders
at their announced price points so DigitalLife has basically been a bust for
Of course there were
several Extenders announced. From $300-$350. Niveus didn’t
releases pricing, but I’m expecting somewhere between $500-$800.
Like most, I wonder what the cost of the Wireless-N support
was. Wireless should be an option, but I’m afraid it just jacked up the
price for a feature many wouldn’t use. That said, if they didn’t include
it then people would be complaining that they are still expensive for what you
get. Really a can’t win situation.
Ian Dixon has his
Extender news roundup, along with a new Media
Center Show on v2 Extenders. Ian also notes that Microsoft has
Extender homepage, and you will notice that I’m not going to refer to them
as Extenders for Windows Media Center.