Next-Generation Set-Top Platforms Supporting Microsoft TV IPTV

Just curious to see how long they'll continue IPTV so distant from Media Center, even though I can see useful features from both.

PARIS — Oct. 10, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. and leading set-top box
manufacturers Cisco Systems Inc., Motorola Inc., Philips and Tatung Co.
today announced at Broadband World Forum Europe that advanced
system-on-a-chip (SoC) set-tops, which will greatly enhance the
Internet Protocol television (IPTV) user experience, are now available
to support Microsoft® IPTV Edition software platform
deployments with leading telecommunications carriers worldwide. An
integral part of the IPTV ecosystem, SoC set-tops will enable service
providers to begin delivering high-definition TV (HDTV), digital video
recording (DVR) and picture-in-picture functionalities as well as other
advanced features in the future, enhancing consumers’
television-viewing experience.

Read the full Press Release here


No idea what IPTV looks like? You're not alone! But luckily, someone in Germany was kind enough to post some screenshots. Pretty neat.