Sunday, October 16, 2005

Microsoft ships MCE Update

Microsoft has shipped a major software update for XP Media Center Edition 2005. Known formally as Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, this update provides several new features:

  • Xbox 360 Extender functionality - access stuff through any Xbox 360 game console in the house.
  • Away Mode - instant on/off functionality for MCE.
  • DVD changer support - integrated support for external DVD changers allowing you to watch movies and manage DVD selections from the Media Center interface.
  • DVD-burning improvements - updates to the Sonic DVD burning engine improves the performance and capabilities of DVD burning.
  • Additional HDTV tuner support - provides support for up to four TV tuners. You can now utilise two NTSC (analog) capture boards and two ATSC (digital) capture boards.

For more information on Update Rollup 2 see the MS web site page

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