Originally Posted by Sammy2
I couldn't have said that better.
M$ could have really had a winner with WMC and Win8 in the scenario you propose. They have enough clout to get the CableCos to better support CableCARD too I think.
Maybe I'm a fool, but I'd still like to think it's possible. Though the fact the WMC of ANY KIND is completely absent (and un-upgradable, if that's a word) from Surface-RT was a major blow to my rosey optimism.
The opportunity to leverage WMC in the tablet/mobile environment... To deliver your entire multimedia library, movies, music, TV recordings, dare I dream a live TV tuner, would have given Microsoft something that it's competitors at Google and Apple would have had to scramble to match.
I *would have thought* the concept of "live TV" on your tablet would be very appealing to more than a *niche* market. So either I don't understand actual consumer trends, Microsoft is retarded, or there's gotta be something *at play* behind the scenes that makes major companies like Microsoft NOT WANT to give consumers something like that, and the reason to do so outweighs its potential sales boon for reasons that are not obvious to me...
If Surface RT had WMC, even without Live Tuner functionality, at $500, I'd already have one. As it is not, I'm already heavily invested in Apple's mobile ecosystem, and there's nothing to-date about Win8 to cause me to jump ship... I want to. I just need them to give me that reason.Edited by psuKinger - 1/30/13 at 5:22pm