Microsoft to reveal new Windows TV boxes at CES 2011
Is this the year? A major break through in which Microsot throws its massive weight behind the Media Center Platform? Cross your toes and tighten your sphincter and let us see what happens. Is this another extender that is dead in the water? Time will tell.
It’s thought that Microsoft will not manufacture any Windows TV devices themselves, with the company understood to have instead opted to offering the operating system to third-party manufacturers although this remains unclear at this stage. It’s also not clear if or how much the company will be charging for licensing fees for the use of their software but if the software giant wants to compete with the likes of Google TV — which can be licensed for free adding little in the way of extra overheads for manufacturers — for pricing, they won’t be charging much.