Microsoft Updates Extenders, Set-top Box Support in Media Center

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.

Description
of an update that provides broader support in Media Center Extenders for
Windows Vista for newer TV set-top boxes
(KB950124)

This update provides broader Media Center support for newer
TV set-top boxes.

Download: Windows Update | 32-bit
| 64-bit

Description
of the Media Center Extenders for Windows Vista update that was released on
June 24, 2008
(KB950125)

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
    for audio.
  • This update addresses an issue in which the Media Center
    Extender stops responding (hangs) when you play a large non-WMV video over an
    HTTP session.
  • 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.

Download: Windows Update | 32-bit
| 64-bit

3 thoughts on “Microsoft Updates Extenders, Set-top Box Support in Media Center

  1. I have the exact opposite problem as Yogi. These patches made my extender experience horrid. My analog picture was shifted down the screen giving me a black stripe across the top. My WMV-HD 1080p files no longer played full screen and “My Movies” and MCE Weather resided in windows. I uninstalled the patches and all was well….

    TV: Westinghouse LVM37w1

    Chris, who would I contact to inform MS of this?

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