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 of you are interesting in buying Extenders at their announced price points so DigitalLife has basically been a bust for me.
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 updated the Extender homepage, and you will notice that I’m not going to refer to them as Extenders for Windows Media Center.