Originally Posted by juaniquillo
UNBELIEVABLE, I cannot believe that some people in the "HTPC forum" do NOT want blu-ray disc playback nicely integrated in Windows 7 media center and at the same time JUSTIFY a corporative decision that clearly harm them.
These HTPC aficionados actually prefer "to fight" with third party software... UNBELIEVABLE.
The Corp that is attacking others is Sony not Microsoft. If you have an Xbox and add Netflix streaming to it Sony movies can’t be streamed to the Xbox. They can be streamed to any other Netflix box but the Xbox.
If Microsoft bundled a Blu player into Win7 that would mostly kill Windvd and TMT and have Microsoft in court for another 2 years like for before in the IE crisis.
TMT has a very nice VMC plug-in and will have the same with Win7. Most people use Klite codec and MP Classic or VLC etc to play media because WMP is very limited.
It would be great if Win7 did everything we wanted but then everyone including the government would be crying foul. So we must continue to have many different programs that just partly work instead of 1 that just works.
Now we have a stand alone player and a cable box and a receiver and an HTPC and an Xbox or ps3. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just have 1 pc instead and everything worked? Everybody wants a large piece of your ass and will never let you have 1 piece of equipment to do all. Everything including you receiver has a boot time now because they are all just PC's but you have to have 3 or 4 or 7 etc... Sorry for the rant but it just pisses me off that we cant have it all in 1. It can be done but it will never be done.