Microsoft has just released two updates for Vista Media Center, fixing up STBs and Extenders. KB950124 adds and fixes support for newer STBs connected to Media Center, and KB950125 which adds a few Extender issues including 50Hz output fixes for those of you outside the US (no additional codec support). Grab the updates on Windows Update or download the standalone packages below.
This update provides broader Media Center support for newer
TV set-top boxes.
This update addresses the following issues. These issues
occur when you use Media Center on an Xbox 360 console.
- This update addresses a picture quality issue that occurs
when you use Media Center Extender on an Xbox 360 console that has a
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector to the TV for video and a
Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format (S/PDIF) connection to the audio device
- This update addresses an issue in which the Media Center
Extender stops responding (hangs) when you play a large non-WMV video over an
- This update provides support for 50Hz output together with
better quality for HD models. This feature applies primarily to regions that
use the PAL video standard.