HD is also reporting that the long
awaited DIRECTV support in Fiji might not ship. Sadly, I can’t really
comment on anything because of various NDAs, but it wouldn’t be an understatement
to say such a non-release would be devastating to the market.
needs to be a huge release for Media Center as the next foreseeable release
will be Windows 7. Without a good release that includes features like
DIRECTV support, Microsoft would be opening to door for others (eg. Apple) to
catch up and corner parts of the market. Microsoft had the clear
advantage the past few years in that the market was still developing and they
got in early (2002). However with new products shipping daily Microsoft
no longer has any time to wait.