CEDIA has come and gone, and while Microsoft has put out a press release talking about all of the new Windows Media Center HTPCs coming out, I have not heard Word One about the WMC TV Pack. Not a feature list, nothing. But, since the last communication I had from Microsoft is that my NDA expired three days ago, I’m free to open my big fat mouth.
The lack of information “straight from the horse’s mouth” leaves one big question in my mind: Why? CEDIA was supposed to be the big coming out party. I think I speak for all beta testers when I say that we were expecting Microsoft to beat the drums pretty heavily on this one, even with all of the heavy backlash that they *rightfully* received over the decision.
Well, dear readers, I don’t have any “insider information” on what is going on in the WMC team at this particular second, because the radio silence extends to us beta testers as well. But, I do know that beta testers have been experiencing several moderate to serious issues with the RTM builds (myself included). I know that the WMC team is working on fixing these issues, but what I don’t know is what their release mechanism for those fixes will be.
Could these things have delayed the *actual* RTM beyond the announced RTM? I don’t know. Either way, since my NDA has expired by default, I’ll have my review of the WMC TV Pack online shortly.