have been waiting for Microsoft to open the beta for Fiji, the suspected
codename for the next version of Media Center for well over a year now. I
first posted about it
in March of last year, with invites first
opening just a month after that, and now it appears we may finally have
taken a step forward.
(who shall remain nameless, because I edited them out) at The Green Button are
reporting that they have received
e-mails from Microsoft Connect. If true, this would be the first step
to finally getting something in our hands to play with (under NDA of course).
release will bring DIRECTV support
among other unannounced features. I had expected it to include HD DVD
support, but I wouldn’t count
on that any more. Other features have been kept under tight wraps,
though I’ve got a few in mind that I’m rather sure will be there.
the beta has still not officially started, anyone have predictions for what
features will be added?
HD points to a user who leaked their invite for the DIRECTV beta (bad move,
considering Engadget published their first name!).