Originally Posted by BCOMemphis
In the meantime, Microsoft quit manufacturing media remotes and from what I've read disbanded the development group that created Windows Media Center. They lost interest too early. I did see a little advertising when Windows 7 came out, but not much.
The orignal MS remotes were (and probably are) still the best for controlling media center (all versions). I have two of them, and will seriously hate the day they break and have to go. I should have bought more when you could actually buy them!
As for the MC team, well, it appears that MC will definately appear in Windows 8, so somebody at MS is still working on it, but in what form it takes we're not exactly sure yet. It may be based on the new Metro interface, will likely have more support for streaming media, but, and this is a serious request, I sure hope they keep BDA tuner support in there. Without this, it's wont be worth using.