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Windows 8 release in 2012 hinted at by Microsoft Netherlands (Download Squad)

Oct 24th 2010 9:20AM Not exactly news as it was already announced at the 2009 Professional Developers Conference, as well as other times. Not to mention a new version is almost always released every 3 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft_Windows#Windows_8

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 6th 2010 7:11PM @etune

Microsoft has not been shy in standing up to TiVo's patent claims before, so I'd be shocked if it was patent related. I believe it is a legacy decision that hasn't been re-written since the early version of Media Center, but no one knows for sure.

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 6th 2010 7:09PM @LaredoHK

I haven't played with a Moxi in 9 months, but based on my last interaction I'd place it 3rd behind both these options. The three tuners is nice, but I don't care for the functionality of the interface at all.

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 5th 2010 4:57PM @arkweld

Is it so bad to give consumers a CHOICE? Isn't the entire point of buying a DVR instead of using the providers to get more choice.

Then you have Moxi who won't let you stop the stupid window. Is a stop button really too much to ask?

Besides, I also don't l like the cross bar interface. And I'm not alone, find me a positive review.

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 5th 2010 4:53PM @jedi

Those are DVRs, those are sources. The problem with comparing a cable DVR vs Dish (for example) is not everyone can make that choice. Then many cable DVRs vary by market. It is nearly impossible to give any useful comparisons. Now a Dish vs DirecTV would be interesting, but first I'd have to convince my editor to sign two contracts just for a feature.

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 5th 2010 2:19PM @Patriot

My Moxi review is over a year old. I'd have to play with the latest version to be able to do a fair comparison, but since they didn't change the x-bar interface or eliminate the spoiler window, I doubt I'd be any less critical of it.

http://hd.engadget.com/2009/06/22/moxi-hd-dvr-review/

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 5th 2010 2:18PM @empossible

I wrote the Moxi review and I'd hardly call it glowing.

http://hd.engadget.com/2009/06/22/moxi-hd-dvr-review/

In fact other than the fact the UI is HD and pretty, I didn't like it.

TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center (Engadget)

Aug 5th 2010 2:11PM @vansmack

I've had the TP in service since it came out and while I don't use it heavily, I haven't had one problem with reliability.

Okoro's ultraslim SX100 HTPC updated with quad CableCARD support (Engadget)

Jul 24th 2010 10:26AM @Scrubs

A quad CableCARD tuner is $400 by itself so I'm not sure where you are going to get the rest for $100.

Front rendered surround sound is not a gimmick (Engadget)

Jul 24th 2010 10:22AM @GuyOnline

Your ears themselves assist your ear drums to detect sounds from any direction. There have been tests with blind folded people and someone walks around them with a drum and the subject is asked to point to the where the drum came from. The results are astounding, the subjects can almost always point to the drummer no matter where they were standing despite not being able to see them.