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CES: DirecTV and Microsoft MCE

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. Earl Bonovich

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    Per DaveZatz at TCF

    Bill Gates announced and agreement between DirecTV and Microsoft, to allow communication between the DirecTV products and Windows MCE

    TCF Link:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=3644326&&#post3644326

    Link to webcast (not available yet 11PST posting time, and no text transalation yet)
    http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx


    I do hope this one is as Dave is reporting it to be...
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

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    It would be great if they brought Ultimate TV back. :D
     
  4. Chaos

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    For all intents and purposes, they just did. This time though, it should be able to do high-def and be fully customizable (storage, etc) since Intel's making a D* card for MCE computers.
     
  5. DannyStraessle

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    Any idea on whether or not these cards will require the MCE computer to have a phone connection or will those duties be handled over the Internet. I don't think the MCE computes are shipping with modems.
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    I don't think we will know that for a while...

    BUT... I highly doubt it, as I would hope by then DirecTV would have somethign setup that it can do a webservice type call to authorize PPV
     
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