Small bits of “news” keep flowing out about the DIRECTV
Tuner for Media Center. The ever optimistic
DIRECTV CSRs are promising
that the tuner is good to go for a November launch, sadly that isn’t going
to happen so don’t get your hopes up.
Once again this is going to be a case of a feature noting
getting in your hands until the next Media Center feature release. The bad news?
That just happens to be Windows 7.
The good news? PDC is only a
month away and I’d expect Windows 7 betas to start making appearances out before the end
of the year (note there are
several Media Center sessions at PDC).
Possibly a silver lining to the whole subject, Microsoft
actually made a comment to someone about the tuner! CED is reporting that DIRECTV and Microsoft
“continue to look at ways” to make the tuner happen and that news will
be announced at “the appropriate time.”
The title of the article was “DirecTV, Microsoft Continue Work on Media
Center Product.” DIRECTV weren’t
available for comment.