I had just finished teh wiring and was waiting on the availability of a Vista MCE with Dual Cable Card to go on sale, so I could stream HD and SD content around my home to Xbox 360's 4 total. I'm glad I was able to find out today that I will not be able to get Switched Video through my Cable Provider TWC with this version of Cable Card. This is very unfortunate as TWC where I live has started to implement Switched Video for two new HD channels and will do so for all new HD channels. This sucks. I mean I am not going to fork out a couple grand for an OEM cable card PC and then be locke dout of content because of switched video. As big as a fan of MCE as I have been, it is this kind of stuff lately that has just got me fustrated. MS is always running a technology cycle or two behind with this stuff and that is why I wonder if this stuff will ever gain mass adoption. I mean I got a little soar over the lack of HDMI on the 360, but I got over it, but now the thing I have been waiting on the most is going to be crippled before it even gets released......I mean what ever happened to this D* deal with MS......Wasn't there supposed to be some sort of D* reciever functionality out for Vista MCE and the 360?
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1/25/07 at 3:39pm