Can Ceton Rejuvenate Windows Media Center?
By Julie JacobsonCeton shows Windows Media Center Extender with built-in Web browser and DTS audio technology at NAB 2012, complementing its InfiniTV 4 USB multistream tuner.
Just when you thought Windows Media Center was dead, Ceton Corp. and DTS announce a new Media Center Extender that delivers streaming media from a Windows 7 PC to multiple TVs in the home.
The product, called Ceton Echo, is being introduced at the NAB show 2012 this week.
Windows Media Center has fallen in and out of favor as a DVR and streaming media system. Proponents like the extensibility, the user interface and the lack of monthly fees; detractors say that PCs are too unstable as an entertainment solution, and that solid support for CableCards is lacking.
Microsoft itself has fallen in and out of love with the platform - first building up the aggressive eHome group for Media Center development, and then dismantling it a few years later.
So-called Media Center Extenders were manufactured by several mass-market producers such as Linksys, as well as niche provider like Niveus. Now, it seems the only extender left is the Xbox.Click here to continue.