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October 14, 2005

Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 “Emerald” Released

Posted by David Hunter at 10:26 AM ET.

It’ll be showing up shortly in Windows/Microsoft Update for Media Center users. Alan Stafford and Paul Thurrott run down the feature enhancements. Some new marketing deals are also expected to be announced today. If you like, you can download the rollup directly, but as Ed Bott warns, “Be sure to read the info page first!”

To net it out, there are a few new features, including the capability for sending video to the upcoming Xbox 360 game console, and a number of fixes. The real story is that this is the end for Media Center enhancements and all the action has switched to Vista.

Update: Here’s the Microsoft press release and the accompanying MTV press release.

Filed under OS - Client, Windows Vista, XP Media Center, Xbox

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One Response to “Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 “Emerald” Released”

  1. Cool Tech Reviews » Blog Archive » Review: Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System Says:

    [...] There’s more about the collaboration which is mildly amusing, but I was mostly interested in the box itself and Joel Santo Domingo at PC Magazine has done a review: The Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System ($2,300 direct) disproves the notion that all the cool technology is found only in the Japanese domestic market. Designed to be the true Media Center in your home theater, the XL1 can replace your TiVo, CD changer, DVD player/changer, DVD recorder, and any older Media Center PC you have put in your rec room. The XL1 looks more like a piece of stereo equipment than a computer, and that is part of its appeal. It uses the latest Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and brings added convenience to those with extensive media libraries. This is the system for the true media collector: Movies and music won’t be the same after you load them up in the XL1’s changer. [...]

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