Microsoft Connected Devices Displayed at CES

Hrmm…so was this everything you had hoped for from the recent news of a Microsoft offering against the Boxees and AppleTVs? Me neither, but I do think it’s a step in the right direction. They are still going to have the price discrepancy which will be hard for a lot of consumers to overcome, not to mention all the platform issues. But again, baby steps. And that being said…I *WANT* an Evolve System!!

At the show, Windows Embedded will use a walk-through “connected living room” environment to feature innovative products from several of its global partners including Haier, Reycom, Prime Time, Acer Gateway and Evolve. These devices work with Microsoft technology such as Windows Phone 7 and Windows Home Server to create a media experience that delivers more than the sum of its parts. By using connected media devices built on Microsoft products together, consumers will be able to merge multimedia content from various sources and locations such as the Internet and broadcast TV, social media portals, and personal libraries of photos, music and videos. All of this content comes together in a centralized entertainment hub that’s accessible by other Windows powered devices throughout the networked home.

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  • Then how come Microsoft is

    Then how come Microsoft is doing next to nothing to show off Embedded as a STB platform.  A mention last night at the keynote would have put some wind in it’s sails.

    It’s awesome that they are moving forward with the 360 being a frontend for services like Mediaroom and U-Verse, but how about the backend and allowing the WHS to be a storage unit for U-Verse’s multi-room DVR? I would even consider getting their TV service if that were possible.

  • Okay, I’ll bite.  What’s an

    Okay, I’ll bite.  What’s an “Evolve” system?  The link goes to the Kia website.

    EDIT:  Scratch that.  Announcement link is working now.  But, what’s with the Kia link?

    • skirge01 wrote:Okay, I’ll

      [quote=skirge01]

      Okay, I’ll bite.  What’s an “Evolve” system?  The link goes to the Kia website.

      EDIT:  Scratch that.  Announcement link is working now.  But, what’s with the Kia link?

      [/quote]

      MissingRemote gets 5% of all Kia sales through that link, didn’t you know? 🙂