It has been a
while since we heard about native Dish Network tuners for Media Center, but
to one commenter on my Media Center beta post some e-mails might have gone
out about testing such a tuner.
I’ve personally heard nothing about Dish Network tuners, and
all that Microsoft has talked about is DIRECTV.
Those talks started well over
two years ago, so I find it strange that Dish has managed to jump in under
That said the infrastructure will be in place for Dish
Network support. Media Center will
officially support DVB-S and DVB-S2, so the only part that it needed would be a
tuner that supports Dish Network’s Conditional Access (CA) system.