This weekend I installed Windows 7 on my Media Center and
thought about writing a review. However,
I think Ben
successfully did that already so rather than try and recreate it I’d rather
know what you think.
Looking through Ben’s list of new features and changes, the
one thing I noticed was that the vast majority of them are visual changes to
the UI or straight up eye candy. Sure,
they add additional functionality but channel logos, TV show images, colored
coded EPG, and fancy fading in/out only goes so far when there are dozens of
useful features still needed to make Media Center the center of the home.
Features like HomeGroup are great, but once again it doesn’t
work with protected CableCARD content and some
people aren’t too happy with that. Several
of the other cool features existing in the TV Pack, so if you managed to get it
stable enough to use you will see less “new” features in Windows 7 than those
who have been using Vista w/o TV Pack. Overall I’m happy with Windows 7 for my personal use; however
it fails to make further inroads into any market except the existing enthusiast
What’s your opinion?
What do you like and dislike?
What features are missing?