Besides, the ability to swap ROM's back and forth is pretty cool
People don't buy Windows Phones because of Windows. They don't buy them because the hardware was sub-standard, and there were only a few models available, and they did not get hardware refreshes anywhere near as often as Android phones.
Of course, that's just my own personal experience... but frankly, the vast majority of people don't even have DVR's. And if they do, most people have cable company owned ones...
I've met many more people with Windows Phones than people who even have non-cable company DVR's. So my own experience is that WMC is a tiny fraction of people who have such systems..
I could be wrong, but I doubt it.. especially since a MS exec is quoted as saying WMC usage is "infinitesimal".
Well I must be really strange as I have 3 TV's and each one has a PC with media center to stream TV, Netflix, Amazon and Local TV stations and stuff I record off air. I do know all about TIVO as I used to have one but decided it would be cheaper to use my own computers to do what I wanted. Watch UK TV, US TV, watch movies on Blu ray and DVD and also stream the stuff. The market maybe small in Windows terms but there will be a lot of noise from users about this. Some of the very expensive TV Tuners only work in Windows as they have cable cards and Linux does not officially do HD content decryption. It is another short sighted policy change by the leaders of Microsoft who are on a ship lost at sea. Ten will be great for some of the Microsoft fanbois who just love every piece of crap they produce but I have watched Windows 10 deteriorate with the stupid icons and awful colour scheme cooked up by the new user experience. It won't get adopted by business as worries about data mining and they have just moved from XP to 7 and it sure won't be on all my PC's as I need to have media centre. 7 is great, 8 is a turd and 10 is an even more polished turd. I would sack the whole frigging lot of them. The board must be getting worried how they can pee their way through all the development costs and still can't get it right.
At least native DVD / BD support seems to on its ways:
That will be good, Thanks Kari. I suppose compiling the guide for 2 weeks ahead in the countries that use Media Center is something they no longer wish to support.
It only supports the unencrypted copy freely content. Premium channels or any channel your cable company feels like encrypting it doesn't support. TIVO is an expensive alternative for the cord cutting computer hobbyist who dislikes adding additional monthly charges.
Media Portal although cool, still lacks in hardware support compared to Media Center (surprisingly).
It's unfortunate, because Media Center is antiquated, but it has certain features that only money could buy.
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