Originally Posted by jrwalte
Not entirely true. First, this is only if you're talking about the 360 (which is currently the only sold extender). There are ways to support DVDs
Do these "ways" include Chapter and Menu support, or are they the standard "Convert to WTV/dvr-ms/mpg" ways.
and a beta with Divx7 currently exists that allows you to play HD MKVs on the 360 without having to transcode. They're still working on DTS audio issues, though.
What about chapters? M2TS files? Blu-ray structures?
Media Center currently has weak extenders, yes, but they will be the only ones to support CableCard tuners and 3rd party utilities are being developed to help.
Every time I look at *MC, the crippled extenders shut me right down. And I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and have an Xbox360 already, so it's not a cost of adoption thing. MS just doesn't seem to care about the enthusiast market.
Frankly if I wanted cablecard and was willing to be as limited as I would be with WMC, I'd probably just get a Moxi. Not to mention the IMO shaky future of CableCard now that it's all but been declared dead by the FCC.
Of course, I'd much rather see MS add this support natively or see another company start creating an extender again that does have better non-DVR support.
I don't see that happening.