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Do you want Microsoft to bring back Media Center to Windows 10?

Do you want Microsoft to bring back Media Center to Windows 10?

  • Yes

    Votes: 16 80.0%
  • No

    Votes: 4 20.0%

  • Total voters
    20

cbn

Lifer
Mar 27, 2009
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Do you want Microsoft to bring back Media Center to Windows 10?
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
29,779
518
126
Honestly, the only reason why I'd want WMC back is for cable TV, but now that I have a TiVo, I really don't care. What we really need is a good 10-foot UI that contains all the functionality that's beneficial to a computer. So, at this point, I mostly use Plex and Chrome for everything. I have no qualms with taking a keyboard out and just typing. Is it a bit awkward? Sure, but I get all the benefits of a desktop (no ads, multiple tabs, etc.) with the minor annoyance of dealing with a keyboard and mouse. (The mouse just sits on my side table anyway.)
 

Kartajan

Golden Member
Feb 26, 2001
1,264
38
91
Sure, I'd love them to bring it back. TBH, I think the chances of that are statistically equivalent to that of a snowball in hell.
I could use it as an alternate backend for my current setup....
 

Charlie98

Diamond Member
Nov 6, 2011
6,220
39
91
Yes... and have the vendors (read: Netflix, Hulu, et al) support snap-ins.
 

nerp

Diamond Member
Dec 31, 2005
9,834
76
91
It would be great but for such a tiny audience. That ship has sailed. People aren't going to use full blown computers to power media consumption on TV. No way. If they packaged it into the xbox and worked with cablecard, maybe they'd have a tiny business with that. But too little, too late and too much work for little payoff. Sadly, they have to look at the business case of everything and this just doesn't fit. I wish it did. In fact, word has just come out that MS has killed plans to release a small xbox branded TV streaming device to compete with Roku, etc. It's probably the smart decision for the company in the long run, but I would prefer something by MS since I am a MS fanboy and apologist.
 

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