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Windows 8 + Kinect + TV=?

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  • Hello,

    Has Microsoft any plan for making Smart TV with Windows 8 ARM support(Maybe with Samsung partnership!)?  I think using Metro Style Apps in a Smart TV will be great and very more professional than Android Smart TVs.

    By using this app from Coding4Fun in Win8 with Kinect and connect it to a TV we have a Super Smart TV!

    XBox 360 needs a web browser too! Sometimes it's very useful!

    Friday, January 06, 2012 7:55 PM

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  • Has Microsoft any plan for making Smart TV with Windows 8 ARM support(Maybe with Samsung partnership!)? I think using Metro Style Apps in a Smart TV will be great and very more professional than Android Smart TVs.
     
    XBox 360 needs a web browser too! Sometimes it's very useful!
    It would seem that with WMC and XBox, Microsoft has had the basics for taking over the TV for a long time. But it has never really been promoted. Many/most Windows users do not even know about WMC, and think that XBox is only a gaming platform.
     
    With Metro and Kinect, Microsoft has even more ingredients for a superior TV experience. It just needs to be packaged correctly (made less geeky in particular).
     
    I just bought the SiliconDust HDHomeRum Prime, a three-tuner cablecard tuner that plugs into your home network, and provides live cable TV to any computer on the network. Up till now I was unaware that WMC is the only computer application (on any platform) that is licensed to record (or even view) copy-protected channels. This gives it an enormous advantage over, say, Google TV, which has to use an IR-blaster to communicate with the set-top box, and is not able to record at all.
     
    I just hope Microsoft is going to have the resources to take better advantage of this situation in Windows 8.
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Friday, January 06, 2012 10:21 PM