Originally Posted by cnewsgrp
Agreed. As I have mentioned earlier, I would rather have Ceton release a quality product than a buggy product just to release early. The new buzzword in software field these days is "appliance". We have database, network appliances sold by Oracle, etc. Rather than selling a software that relies on hardware and has to support multiple environments and failure points, Appliances are black boxes offering same functionality in a controlled environment. Customers gain due to extra stability. Ceton Q has to be robust enough to be a "HTPC Appliance" like Tivo. You have no excuse to blame WMC with Ceton Q.
Absolutely, the whole point of the embedded windows version is to treat windows like an appliance or set top box. You pointed out TiVo, which runs a customized version of linux. I think the original blu-ray and HD-DVD were also running linux. Xbox, Playstation and nintendo probably all run some linux variant as well.
The advantage of the embedded OS is less problems. No need for antivirus, etc. In my opinion this is where windows media center has failed - no one wants to deal with the maintenance of an HTPC. Once it is installed you just want to use it.... like an appliance.
Just had an idea:
It would be nice if there was cloud support build in. So you can remotely add recordings, see what is on your Q and even back up settings. Then if you did have a problem with your Q, worse case is restore it to factory defaults, log back into your account and then it pulls down all your settings, programming guide and scheduled recordings. Just a thought.
I suppose that the wish list for Ceton is becoming rather massive. Obviously, the final shipping product will be a lot less. Hopefully an open SDK and app/plug in system will help compensate.