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Microsoft quietly unveils integrated HDTV system with HD-DVD

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http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-983...?tag=cnetfd.mt

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Microsoft has quietly folded its Internet Protocol television, Media Center, and HD DVD efforts into a single organization, known as the Connected TV business group.

The unit, which is part of Robbie Bach's Entertainment and Devices division, is headed by Enrique Rodriguez, the VP (and former WebTV developer) who has been heading the IPTV effort. Peter Barrett, who was CTO of the IPTV unit, takes on that role for the unit.

The move, which took place in October, paves the way for the different technologies, all centered around the television, to work more closely together.

On the IPTV front, Microsoft is moving ahead with its effort to allow additional programs to run on set-top boxes using its software. Microsoft said it now has more than two dozen companies working on software for its Mediaroom platform, including ES3 and Emuse Technologies...
post #2 of 5
Hey Baccusboy. This has already been reported in the "News" sticky.
post #3 of 5
You had me going there with your thread title. "System" sounds like something you plug in to the wall outlet, not a business grouping.
post #4 of 5
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Does anyone read the news here?

I used to, but when I found that the stories were usually halved and led me to other sites where they didn't give much more information half of the time, I sort of stopped paying attention.

Sorry.
post #5 of 5
We pretty much knew this ages ago, thanks to Amir being an insider here
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