Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Windows Media Center Fiji Update - Delayed Until 2008?

According to speculation by Chris Lanier, the next version of Windows Media Center (codenamed fiji) might be delayed into the end of 2008 instead of 2007. There is nothing more frustrating for fellow HTPCers to have to wait for a very long time for HTPC updates.

A competitor to the Windows Media Center product, Snapstream hasn't released anything for quite a while now either. Rumors in the snapstream forums were brewing about a possible, new user interface for Beyond TV that would wrap Beyond Media Functionality into the Beyond TV user interface and allow plugins and PIP - but there has been nothing coming from Snaptream publicly for several months. Hopefully, they are working on a major upgrade that will be worth the wait.