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CES: DirecTV and Microsoft MCE


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:35 PM

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.tivocommu...6&

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


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

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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 12:08 AM

Here is the CNet story on the announcement

Here is the story on the Gates announcment from CNet
http://news.com.com/...529.html?tag=nl

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:21 PM

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

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 09:21 PM

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.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:23 AM

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.


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 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:29 AM

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.


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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